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An outline of the changes to the rules regarding dividends.
Elsby & Co can help taxpayers in the Northants area with queries you have regarding dividends – here is an overview of the new Dividend Allowance scheme...
A person does not have to pay tax on the first £2,000 of dividend income, regardless of the level of non-dividend income. Tax is charged on dividends received over £2,000 at the following rates:
The Dividend Allowance does not reduce total income for tax purposes, and dividends within the allowance still count towards the appropriate basic or higher rate bands. They may therefore affect the rate of tax payable on dividends received in excess of the £2,000 allowance.
This example, based on 2020/21 tax rates and allowances, shows the taxable amounts.
This example shows a higher rate taxpayer. The Dividend Allowance uses up some of the basic rate band and so less is available to be taxed at 7.5% rather than 32.5%.
Elsby & Co can advise businesses in the Northants area on a range of tax issues relating to dividends. Please contact us for more information.
Elsby & Co is a trading name of Elsby & Company Ltd, registered in England no: 08640427. Director Carl Elsby (ACA). Elsby & Co is also a trading name of CoopersElsby Ltd, registered in England no: 08645131. Directors Carl Elsby (ACA) and Kupesh Patel (FCCA). Elsby & Co is also a trading name of CDA (UK) Ltd, registered in England no: 08641972. Director Benjamin Matthews (FCCA). Details about our audit registration for Elsby & Co (Sywell) Ltd can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk for the UK and www.cro.ie/auditors for Ireland under reference number C001240833. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is AXA Insurance UK plc, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AD. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.