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08 February 2011
Issue: 4291 / Categories: Forum & Feedback , Business , Income Tax
Two of the three partners of a professional partnership would like to mitigate their income tax liabilities and are considering using limited companies to take over their personal interests

My client is a professional partnership generating profits of £400 000 per annum. There are three partners A B and C sharing profits 50% 35% and 15% respectively.

Partner A is financially sufficient and does not need to draw more than £40 000 plus tax per annum. Partner B’s drawings including tax are in the order of £100 000 per annum. Partner C draws his full profit share each year.

Could partners A and B form limited companies which would take over their individual partnership shares? Partners A and B would then provide their professional services through their individual companies.

The partnership would then be a partnership between A Ltd B Ltd and C.

This would allow A and B to take whatever level of drawings they required by way of dividend or salary from their companies and would also allow them to deal...

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