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Setting up a business in the UK

Starting any business involves a whole lot of moving pieces, some more exciting than others. Brainstorming ideas for a company name and logo? Fun! Tax, paperwork and registering with the government? Not so fun.

The legal structure of your business will determine what you need to do to register your business with the government, how you are taxed and what you are entitled to. Depending on your requirements, if you are thinking of setting up a company ...

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Dividend and tax strategies

For many freelancers and contractors with their own limited companies, dividend payments coupled with a basic salary are an effective and tax efficient way to maximise earnings.

Dividends are the sums of money paid out by a limited company to its shareholders. HMRC sets the tax rate on all dividends received. These sums are calculated from the profits the company has made – i.e. the money the company has left after paying all business expenses and taxes.

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The Patent Box regime

The Patent Box began in April 2013 as a government sponsored incentive regime designed to encourage companies to commercialise their intellectual property (IP) in the UK. It was set up to help companies make money from their patented innovations by reducing the amount of UK corporation tax that a company is liable for. Using the patent box can effectively help you to decrease your tax rate and lower the total overall corporation tax you should pay.

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