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ADVICE FOR LIMITED COMPANY

emma1801emma1801 Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 54
Hello

What advice would you give to a director of a small limited company who has had no sales for 9 months?

The company is in its second year and he has not even been able to take a wage.

Your thoughts please.....

Comments

  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    Impossible to say without more information! What industry is it? Why have there been no sales? Does the director have other income sources? What is the directors personal tax situation? What were the reasons for incorporation in the first place?
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    As Gem says need way more info...
    Regards,

    Burg
  • emma1801emma1801 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 54
    Its Project management, his clients have been based in the public sector. He works full time and deals with the limited company in his spare time, hoping to make it work for when he retires.
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    Then, If he is a higher rate tax payer and the company is profitable it may well be a good set-up. If he is a basic rate tax payer then the gains are less. It may still help to keep things separate. If it is loss making then he may be missing the opportunity for sideways loss relief. As he is contracting to the public sector I know in a lot of circumstances they will now only deal with employees or Limited Companies not just self-employed.
    Regards,

    Burg
    Gem7321
  • emma1801emma1801 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 54
    Yes that is the position he is in with the public sector. Is there any thing we should be doing due to the company not trading for 9 months? He has cancelled all non essential expenditure but has had to put personal funds into the business to keep it going.
  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    Either he can continue to run the company and continue funding it if it's likely to be used again soon. Or you can't start the process of closing it.
    Regards,

    Burg
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