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question on dividends. I am the 100% share holder

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Hi
question on dividends.
I am the 100% share holder and only director of the company.
The company is currently dormant and I work part time on closing it down / stat accounts etc as have a full time PAYE job elsewhere.
for the work I have completed since company became dromant i have taken from the company £6,000 over past 5 months for my work.
what can this money be recorded as for HMRC purposes?
a) can it be considered my fees for the work
b) does it have to be recorded as a dividend payment to me?
thanks
James
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
Hi James
Thanks for your question
No - as you are a diercetor of the company it has to be taken as salary or dividends - but can only count as dividend if this has been recorded as being the case - and as you clearly undertook work in the company to earn this money - then Dividends are payable out of post-corporation tax profits. The levels and timings of dividend are set by the directors and are paid to shareholders according to the number of shares they hold. Shareholders need not be directors; and vice versa. Dividends should be documented by way of a dividend voucher and board minute.
If you have all of this covered then you can pay this as a dividend
But if you are continuing to trade (having earned £6000) then it cannot be dormant - so this too needs rectifying with HMRC
Thanks
Sam
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