tax on dividends in UK

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Old Feb 10, 2009, 5:06pm   #1
 
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tax on dividends in UK

I've had shares for 4 years, and received dividends totalling over £1,000
but i've never declared this because i forgot :P

i'm going to sell the shares soon... what shall i do about the tax on dividends??
what procedure must i follow now? or shall i just wait until the Inland Revenue find out??
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Old Feb 13, 2009, 4:15pm   #2
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Hello mate.

Well who ever thought they'd need an accountant on this site lol.

Well first off you need to break down how much you recieved in each tax year.

I would call the revenue and arrange an appointment with the tax office to have them amend your tax return.

If you are a basic rate tax payer you will have no liability.

If you are in the 40% tax band then you will have a small tax liability. Gross up ur dividend by 20% i.e 1000/ 0.8 = 1250 then you will owe 32.5 % or 406.25 of which you will recieve 20% tax creit (dont ask) 312.50 so you owe 406.25-312.50 or the grand sum of 93 and three quarter guineas or £93.75.

You can cancel out this liability if you contribute to a private pension (not employees pension). This will increase your basic rate allowance. If you contributed 125 per year towards a commercial pension then you will have no dax du pays

Im so exciting
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 8:13pm   #3
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I'm clearly much more exciting, having spotted your deliberate mistake ..

dividends come with 10% tax credit (!)

More info:

HM Revenue & Customs: Tax on UK dividends


Yours (off to get a life)



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Old Feb 25, 2009, 3:17pm   #4
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I said 10%.

The computer must have misunderstood me and changed the binary coding from 1 to a 2 as it travelled through cyberspace.

thats the only explanation
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 6:19pm   #5
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