“This may include a deliberate dividend strategy to reduce the cash balance below the £25,000 threshold for a Section 1030a distribution.Liquidating a contractor's company by a licensed insolvency practitioner enables high cash reserves to be distributed as capital, potentially attracting a tax rate as low as 10%Andrew Rosler, Ideal Corporate Solutions “Alternatively, a contractor who knows their income will fall, possibly due to retirement, may choose to leave the cash in the company and take dividends up to their basic rate allowance over successive years.” But Abbott acknowledges that many contractors taking retirement or moving into a long-term permanent role are seeking both closure and peace of mind that any risks associated with the company, such as IR35 or claims from clients, are minimised.
And, of course, many contractors will want to avoid the costs of running a contractor limited company that isn’t trading.Latterly the term has also been used in the tax regulations of some jurisdictions to distinguish tax avoidance foreseen by the lawmakers from tax avoidance which exploits loopholes in the law. The 2007 limit on the amount that can be excluded was US,700.Some of those attempting not to pay tax believe that they have discovered interpretations of the law that show that they are not subject to being taxed: these individuals and groups are sometimes called is the declared refusal to pay a tax for conscientious reasons (because the resister does not want to support the government or some of its activities). (Americans who give up citizenship to save on taxes)|publisher=Forbes|date=1994-11-21|accessdate = 2006-12-23] however, U. citizens who reside (or spend long periods of time) outside the U. may be able to exclude some salaried income earned overseas (but not other types of income) from U. Double taxation Most countries impose taxes on income earned or gains realized within that country regardless of the country of residence of the person or firm.However, according to Andrew Rosler, a licensed insolvency practitioner and managing director of Ideal Corporate Solutions, contractors can choose to close their company using a members’ voluntary liquidation.“Liquidating a contractor’s company by a licensed insolvency practitioner enables high cash reserves to be distributed as capital, potentially attracting a tax rate as low as 10%,” explains Rosler.