April 2016 Dividend Tax Rules Changes
It’s all change, I am afraid, on the taxation of dividends.
From 6 April 2016 new rates will be introduced on dividend income over £5,000 as follows: Dividend Allowance Factsheet
· 7.5% on dividend income within the basic rate band (expected to be up to £43,000)
· 32.5% on dividend income within the higher rate band (expected to be up to £150,000)
· 38.1% on dividend income within the additional rate band (expected to be above £150,000)
Under the present system an individual with no other income can receive £38,000 of dividend income tax-free. However under the new system the tax charge on this income will be in the region of £1,700
Now may be a good time to maximise dividend withdrawals before 06/04/2016, subject to availability of distributable profits.
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