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The donations ate income to the company for Corporation Tax (CT) purposes. I suggest that the money you and your husband put into the company be accounted for as loan by a director. It than can be repaid outside the CT envelope and will prevent you having to operate PAYE as directors on sums withdrawn.
I do hope that I have shown you a way forward in this matter.
I would submit that for the purposes of CT in the light of this company's activities it does constitute revenue. You cannot pay yourself emoluments from a company save through PAYE channels unless you are refunding moneys deposited therein by you.
This matter has been the subject of discussion on Accounting Web; see here:
The general consensus of opinion supports my contention.
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OK, I shall have gone to bed by the time you are through as I am answering you from a time zone 6 hours ahead of the UK. I will contact you in the morning, my time.