Buying back shares in the company

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Buying back shares in the company by Mind Map: Buying back shares in the company

1. Company law requirements

1.1. Shares are fully paid-up

1.2. Payment in cash

1.2.1. Not loan account

1.3. Distributable reserves

1.4. Ordinary resolution

1.5. Bought-back shares cancelled

1.6. Inform Companies House

1.6.1. Deadline: 28 days

2. Conditions for CGT treatment

2.1. Company test

2.1.1. Unquoted

2.1.2. Trading

2.2. IHT test

2.2.1. Pay IHT liability

2.2.2. Within 2 years

2.2.3. Only means of payment

2.3. Trade test

2.3.1. Trade benefit condition

2.3.2. Tax avoidance condition

2.3.3. Residence condition

2.3.4. Ownership condition

2.3.5. Substantial reduction condition

2.3.6. Distributable profits condition

2.3.7. Ongoing connection condition

2.3.8. Disqualifying interests condition

2.4. Advance clearance

3. Tax treatment for seller

3.1. Distribution

3.1.1. Income tax

3.1.1.1. £2k dividend allowance

3.1.1.2. Rates 7.5%, 32.5% and 37.5%

3.2. Not a distribution

3.2.1. CGT

3.2.1.1. Annual exemption

3.2.1.2. Entrepreneurs' Relief?

3.2.1.3. Losses to offset?

4. Tax treatment for purchaser

4.1. Stamp duty

4.1.1. 0.5%

4.1.1.1. Round up, £5

4.1.2. Form to be stamped

4.1.2.1. Deadline: 30 days

4.2. No deduction for fees