Tax relief for Entrepreneurs

Tax relief for Entrepreneurs

Online Course on Tax relief
for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs’ relief reduces the tax payable on the sale on some or all of a business by someone who has shares in it or did so when it ceased. If all the conditions are met, you or your client will be eligible for tax relief, but what are those conditions and how can you be sure you’re getting the reliefs that you or your clients are due?

The course will explain how the relief is applied and all the requirements necessary for an individual trader, partner, trustee or shareholder to qualify. It will cover planning opportunities and pitfalls and how the relief applies in certain circumstances, in particular, where other reliefs are involved.

Our Tax relief for Entrepreneurs course will enable the learner to:

• Advise on how to benefit from a reduced rate of tax when selling a business
• Incorporate businesses or reorganise companies, whilst claiming or preserving relief
• Advise partners in a business who are selling their interest
• Know how to expand or make investments without losing relief
• Understand the rules around retirement
• Understand how to grant employees share options and still qualify for relief on subsequent disposals

Content of our Tax relief for Entrepreneurs online course

Application, calculation and claims
• What types of disposals are eligible for relief?
• How is relief calculated and claimed?
• How are other capital losses taken into account?

Unincorporated businesses
• What are the conditions for disposals of unincorporated businesses?
• What constitutes a part of a business?
• What are the conditions for disposals of assets?
• What happens when a business is incorporated?

Limited companies
• Who are the qualifying shareholders of personal companies?
• What are the qualifying companies?
• What happens with a cessation of trade and the proceeds of liquidation?
• What constitutes a trading company?
• Do EMI share options qualify for relief?

Associated disposals of assets
• What constitutes a material disposal?
• What counts as withdrawal from the business?
• What assets qualify for relief?
• Where does restricted relief apply?
• How is restricted relief calculated?

Other matters relating to company shares
• What happens with exchanges of shares and reorganisations?
• What happens when shares are sold with deferred consideration?
• What relief is available for liquidations?
• Is relief available when selling or liquidating to start again?
• How do we treat gains previously deferred?

Target audience for our Tax relief for Entrepreneurs Online Course

This course is designed to appeal to accounting and finance professionals working at all levels.

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About the Author of our Tax relief for Entrepreneurs course

Tony Austin
Tony Austin FCA has been a Chartered Accountant and tax specialist for over 30 years of which nearly 20 years were as tax partner with BDO and Mazars, where he specialised in advising charities on direct taxation matters particularly those relating to trading, Gift Aid and other tax effective giving and the establishment and running of trading subsidiaries.
Through his work with the Charities’ Tax Group, he is involved in the consultation process with HMRC on the application and reform of tax legislation affecting the not for profit sector.

He also advises owner managed businesses, both large and small, on all aspects of direct taxation and tax planning affecting them and the people that own them, including subsidiaries or branches of overseas companies.

Flexible learning

Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.

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