Chartered Accountants
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The example above is for the tax year 2013/14, assumes that the recipient has no other taxable income, is a UK resident and the business is operating within the tax year, has no losses brought forward and owns 100% of the business. It also assumes no charitable donations, no pension contributions and no other tax deductible investments and equal expenses in all three businesses, which is unlikely to be the case as companies have more administration costs.

The examples above are intended to provide an indication of the likely take home pay and are not a guarantee of income. We have ignored benefits (including child benefit) in this calculation, but benefits are likely to be affected by changes to your income.
  Employee Self-employed Dividends
Taxable profit after costs 50,000  50,000  50,000 
Less: National Insurance costs 9,193  3,344 
Less: taxation costs 7,763  9,822  10,674 
"Take home" pay 33,044  36,834  39,326