Tax Tip: Arrange for your company to buy your shares to help solve your business succession planning problem.
On retirement, you may want your younger colleagues to make you a cash offer for your shares. However, they may not have sufficient cash resources to do so. One solution is for the company itself to buy your shares and then cancel them. This leaves the remaining shareholders controlling the company. You end up with cash, and up to £10 million of the gain should be taxed at no more than 10% – assuming your disposal qualifies for entrepreneurs’ relief.
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