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I worked for a recruitment agency last year for 7 months and was asked to set up a limited company to do so. It only turned over £9600 and has now ceased trading.


I am about to calculate an interim (half yearly) dividend for a client, and just had one question about it.   They have a net profit before tax and before depreciation of £24,000. 



Hello All

I'm hoping some one can help as soon as possible.


This is probably wanting the dividend cake and eating it also, but is there any wording that can be legitimately used to declare a dividend before 5th April, where the actual amount can be varied a



When entering dividends paid via IRIS code 472/** the trial balance shows a profit/loss figure which includes the amount of dividends paid.


One of our clients has been told that there is a scheme where a Director/Shareholder paid a nominal salary under PAYE can also be paid monthly dividends. 


Questions on the practicalities of paying dividends are asked on a regular basis under the Any Answers area of AccountingWEB.


Do British companies with dollar denominated shares always pay sterling dividends?



Are annual certificates allowed (to cover a tax year) or do certificates need to be raised for each payment seperatly?  Please give source of answer.  Thanks


A recent First-tier Tribunal case has once again highlighted the dangers of using dividend waivers to reallocate income between shareholders, writes BDO tax