Dividend Changes to Trustees

Dividend Changes to Trustees On the surface, the new dividend tax rules may appear to be bad news for trustees – there’s no £5k dividend allowance for them and trust dividend tax rates have increased. But scratch a little deeper and the impact on the levels of income received by beneficiaries may not be as bad […]  Continue reading

What do dividend tax changes mean for trustees?

From 6 April 2016 dividends paid by UK companies and UK authorised mutual funds (i.e. Unit Trusts and OEICs) that are taxed as dividends (i.e. 40%+ invested in equities) no longer come with the non-reclaimable 10% tax credit. However, individuals will in future get a £5,000 dividend allowance, meaning dividends up to this amount will […]  Continue reading