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Any way round paying tax UK

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by A.Buff, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. A.Buff

    A.Buff Registered Member

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    So i live in england and i earn a decent amount from adsense on a monthly basis. Is there anything i can do so i don't have to pay tax?
    Everything is in my name and i have had payment for the last 4 months. What should i do?

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    Buff
     
  2. rugbyjack2005

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    You can't avoid tax as that is illegal. There are certain things you can do to reduce the amount you pay legally though. I would suggest opening a company and running your IM earnings through that. Your costs get offset against earnings and you pay corporation tax on profit. You are also allowed to rent out 1 room in your house to your company which allows you to pay a proportion of your rent effectively tax free (no corporation tax, NI or income tax on that amount). You then have to balance company profit with costs and wages so that you minimise the tax you pay. You pay yourself a wage that you set, which can be below your tax free allowance should you choose so you don't have to pay NI or income tax. It is best to pay yourself a reasonable wage though as otherwise it is restrictive and then you just pay the standard 20% tax.

    My advice would be to make sure everything you do is legal and be reasonable with the taxes you pay otherwise you will end up with a massive bill that you can't pay.
     
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  3. A.Buff

    A.Buff Registered Member

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    So i would be aiming to leave as little money in the company account as possible each month is that what you're saying?
    If i was to pay myself a wage though wouldn't i have to pay tax on the wage i get?

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  4. takeachance

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    I have quite a bit of experience with UK taxes :) The truth of the matter is the size of the income you are considering not disclosing.....the UK tax bods are under staffed and always have been (no logic in that if you ask me?!) and only 'go after' cases which are significant in size. If this is your only income and you are earning upwards of £100k then you will be well placed to follow rubyjack2005 advice. However, if its a few hundred quid in addiiton to your already taxed income from your day job I wouldn't (personally) worry about it.

    That said, its your choice and your choice only to decide what to do...;)
     
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  5. rugbyjack2005

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    I think this is true but in my opinion it is best to pay it and keep on top of it otherwise you risk a big bill that you can't afford to pay. Bills that you aren't expecting always come at the worst possible time! They are definitely tightening up on things so while they will always go for the people that are defrauding the most first, it doesn't mean it is without risk.

    In terms of how you balance your finances, it all depends on what you are trying to do. If you have a job, you don't have to worry about morgages etc. so I would personally run your company so it doesn't make a profit so you don't have to pay corporation tax and where possible put your expenditures down as business expenditures.

    If this is your sole income, I would do it so you don't pay excessive tax by doing things like renting a room in your house to your company, maximising the amount of petty cash you are allowed to take, calling dinner a business meeting etc. You don't want to pay yourself too little though in this case as you will have to show 2 years of accounts when it comes to getting a mortgage Remember mortgages are up to 5 times your earnings which will be averaged out over that 2 year period. Pay yourself £4k per year, you won't be able to buy a very big house!

    Tax free allowance I think is £8k per year or there abouts
     
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  6. Reyone

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    There is a way 100% legit to avoid taxes in the UK, so if you do not know about it, do not post things like - NO THERES NO WAY, YOU HAVE TO PAY OMGOMG.

    All you need is to do some good research on some laws from back in 96... they are still active, and people can benefit until they close this loophole...

    That being said, it is not an easy method.
     
  7. Briansstocks

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    In short yes, or there used to be a way. Don't quote me on this because I am no expert nor do I have a full understanding of tax laws in England. I met a guy from England in the Philippines and he was telling me if he stayed outside England for 3 years he wouldn't have to pay taxes.

    Like I said though this could no longer be true or even he could of been wrong. It does appear to be a time out of the country thing and the US has a similar law.

    For me being from the US, if I am not in the US for 330 days out of the calender year and was making my money online the first 96,000$ would be tax free or I think it is actually a bit more now but after that I still have to pay normal taxes.

    I believe England atleast used to have a similar set up, this was about 4 years agao he was telling me about it.

    Im sure some google searches on becomming tax exempt in England will probbably give you anough information to ask your tax advisor about and then maybe you will decide to make plans to legally avoid taxes.

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  8. Abstroose

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    Do you know how to go about declaring 100k per year for someone that has a limited company, if the 100k is separate from the business? I.E. my businesses offers SEO but secondary income from affiliate marketing.
     
  9. rugbyjack2005

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    If you own a limited company then you will have to fill out a self assessment form. Declare it there...
     
  10. takeachance

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    Frankly the revenue just want the money, they don't care so much where its submitted as long as it is! you could put this through your SEO Ltd company account or you may have another company for aff earnings - its difficult to give any kind of coherent advice on these things...:)
     
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    your best bet is to speak to an accountant. They will tell you the best ways to pay as little as possible. There advice will be best
     
  12. A.Buff

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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    rubyjack2005 knows what he's talking about - I was researching this a couple of days ago and what he's saying matches what HMRC expect. I'd also follow Icemantaz's advice if you're dealing with a large amount of money - speaking to a professional accountant will always get you more reliable advice than a forum.
     
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    Look into declaring yourself self-employed - its cheaper than setting up your own company. Then all you need to do is fill out a self assessment once a year :)
     
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