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Thank you for your reply. I have my own company (very small). My accountant usually calculates my tax so that I obviously pay as little tax as possilbe. That usually means I only pay corporation tax and my personal earnings is so low I do not pay personal tax. And although I qualify for tax credits and other benifits I have never claimed the benifits. My company's tax is due within the next few months and I will be instructing the accountant to change how he calculates it so my personal income will show I'm earning around £23,000 (to take into account the baby on the way). This will mean my company tax (profit) will be much less but I will have to pay personal tax. By calculating the tax in this way (reducing the corporation tax and increasing perosnal income), I will be several thousand pounds out of pocket but will get the accountant to calculate it like that in order for me to meet the earnings threshold (I hope).
Hi again Tom, I apologise for the delay in getting back to you. Just to clarify:
1) you are saying there should not be a problem us getting married in the CofE even those my partner is an 'over stayer'.
2) once the baby is born my partner will have a better chance of staying (although she will need to update her status).
Finally Tom, it's the first time I've used such a service. How do you get paid. The value put on the question by the site was £42.00 so once I rate you do you receive the payment? I am very happy with your service.
That's great Tom. Thank you for your excellent assistance. Kind Regards.