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Limited companiesThis area contains important information for limited company directors and shareholders, including advice on buying a 'ready-made' company, essential legal issues, tax saving and planning strategies and ideas on how to maximise the benefit of our services.
The legal and taxation regime for limited companies continues to change. The main rate of corporation tax commencing 1 April 2013 is 23 per cent, while the small profits rate remains at 20 per cent. From 1 April 2014 the main rate reduces to 21 per cent and will be 20 per cent with effect from 1 April 2015.
The Companies Act 2006, complete with almost 1,300 sections is the primary legislation governing limited companies. Visit our Companies Act 2006 section for details of the changes.
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Tax - the company and directors
- The tax system for companies
- Associated company tax rules
- Tax and the company car
- Company bonus or dividend?
- Entrepreneurs' relief
- Tax saving strategies
- Claiming expenses - it's all or nothing
- Benefits in kind and expenses payments
Company tax insights
- Corporation tax rates
- Penalties for late returns
- Main capital allowances
- Industrial buildings allowance
- Interest and tax payments
- Business deductions
The Companies Act 2006
- Companies House - forms you need to know about
- An introduction to the Companies Act 2006
- An historical record of the key changes
- A more in-depth look at the Act
- Other sections of the Act
- Filing of accounts and late filing penalties
Limited company formation basics
- Should you form a limited company?
- Forming a limited company
- Buying a company 'off the shelf'
- The law and directors' responsibilities
- Statutory records
- The company secretary