Client will likely pursue a joint new business undertaking with one other person.
Details of the 'agreement' between them is still to be finalised but client wants
to set up a new company asap because he is worried the particular company
name he desires will be taken if he delays.
My questions are ;
1. are there any tax downsides at all of setting up the new company with just
my client as shareholder and soon transferring half of shares to other person
at nominal value ?
2. assuming we do proceed as 1., is there any tax difference at all between
A. transferring 50 of 100 existing shares to other person or
B. allocating 100 new shares to other person ?