The following Corporation Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
The tax treatment for the shareholders in a company on a purchase of own shares will fall into one of two categories ― either the ‘income treatment’ or the ‘capital treatment’.
For shareholders who are UK resident individuals, the income treatment will apply by default to the repurchase. However, where the buyback is carried out by an unquoted trading company and specific conditions are met, the seller is treated as receiving a capital payment instead (ie the capital treatment applies). See the Capital treatment for purchase of own shares guidance note for further details on when the capital treatment can apply.
For shareholders who are not UK resident individuals, only the income treatment can apply as one of the conditions that must be satisfied under the capital treatment is for the shareholder to be UK resident. Though see Simon’s Taxes D6.613 for commentary on the potential infringement on EU freedom of capital that this condition may represent (at least in the case of purchases made prior to 1 January 2021).
**Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason.
Access this article and thousands of others like it free for 7 days with a trial of TolleyGuidance.
Read full article
Already a subscriber? Login
Normal due dateIndividuals are required to pay any outstanding income tax and Class 4 National Insurance, Class 2 National Insurance, and capital gains tax due for the tax year by 31 January following the end of the tax year (ie 31 January 2021 for the 2019/20 tax year). From 6 April 2020, UK
This guidance note provides an overview of the steps businesses need to take if aspects of their business change, and as a result, they need to notify HMRC about the change.Changes to name and / or addressIf a business changes its name and / or its address then it is required to notify HMRC of the
Class 1 and Class 1AClass 1 and Class 1A are the categories of NIC that can be charged on expenses reimbursed and benefits provided to employees. These classes are mutually exclusive. A benefit cannot be subject to both Class 1 and Class 1A NIC. Three requirements must be met before Class 1A NIC is
Business asset disposal relief (previously known as entrepreneurs’ relief) is a capital gains tax (CGT) relief that allows business owners with chargeable gains on qualifying business assets to pay CGT at a rate of 10%. For disposals made on or after 11 March 2020, the relief is available on up to
To view our latest tax guidance content, sign in to Tolley Guidance or register for a free trial.