Help with UK clickbank income / tax / company.

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What do you reckon is the best way to go forward with this ?

Should I incorporate a LLC, self employed or.. ?

How does the taxation work ?

I would love to know from some1 that went thorough the process what are the steps (and best practices) to do so..

Thanks for any help!
#clickbank #company #income #tax
  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    If you remain self employed as a sole trader or partnership then income will count as personal income. If you incorporate, for example as a limited company then the income belongs to the company as a separate legal entity. Corporation tax will be due on company profits and you will have to submit accounts each year to HMRC. Corporation tax rates vary but for most smaller companies (less than 300k profit per annum) then the rate is currently 20%. You can see latest rates at:

    HM Revenue & Customs: Corporation Tax rates

    Deciding which way to go will depend on your individual tax position and your specific requirements. Get advice from a tax accountant.

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    Colin
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Thnx for the help colin!

    When you say corporste tax will be around 20%, what about if it is personal ?

    I understand the need of being limited liability, but what are the benefits? will i pay less tax?

    Do you think it is better to be a sole trader or llc ? (tax wise etc..)

    thank ou once again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      When you say corporste tax will be around 20%, what about if it is personal ?
      How much will be liable for corporation tax depends on how much you decide to draw as salary. You could possibly have more flexibility that way, but it's complicated.

      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      I understand the need of being limited liability, but what are the benefits? will i pay less tax?
      The answer depends on lots of things. You could (if already a taxpayer) have a little more flexibility to arrange things in a way which slightly reduces your tax-bill compared with the situation if you didn't incorporate, and there'd perhaps be no point in doing it at all, otherwise? But only an accountant who knows all about your personal circumstances and situation can advise you about this, really.

      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      Do you think it is better to be a sole trader or llc ? (tax wise etc..)
      Incorporation is better for some people; worse for others. Which is why you need professional advice.

      These things are complicated. (I have one limited-liability company I'm not even using at the moment, because my own tax position changed during the 2011/12 tax year).
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    • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      Thnx for the help colin!

      When you say corporste tax will be around 20%, what about if it is personal ?

      I understand the need of being limited liability, but what are the benefits? will i pay less tax?

      Do you think it is better to be a sole trader or llc ? (tax wise etc..)

      thank ou once again.
      Hi,

      I went LTD on advice of my accountant.

      Which is really the answer to your question. Get an accountant, honestly it is one of the best things I have done with my business and it saves you HUGE headaches.

      I started off sole trader and essentially was advised to go LTD because of my income.

      It is swings and roundabouts though and the KEY factor is your income and what suits you best.

      Being a sole trader is A LOT less hassle - you don't have to worry about corporation tax and will just pay a chunk of what you earn in tax.

      IF you are making enough that puts you up on another tax level so you are giving away 40% of your income then it is time to start looking at LTD.

      An accountant will be able to run you through all of this and you will feel much better believe me!

      Of course I am speaking from experience and numbers have never been my strong point.

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Rewbert
    I'm sure you can book a meeting with your accountant and go through it all, she or he will also answer most of your questions. You could mention on the phone what your desired meeting will be about so they got time to prepare.
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Thnks to everyone for helping out !
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