When extracting profits from your business, the tax-efficient use of benefits can save income tax and may also reduce your National Insurance Contribution (NIC) liability.

Some strategies which could help to save NICs include:

• increasing employer contributions into company pension schemes (within the prescribed limits);

• utilising share incentive plans;

• paying dividends instead of bonuses to owner-directors; and

• paying a bonus in place of an increased salary to reduce employee NICs.

We can provide advice on all aspects of tax planning – please get in touch with us for more information or email theteam@horsfield-smith.co.uk.