This case study highlights how we help people to set up structures, but also adapt when things change…
Greg is a US citizen. Having worked for a large bank in Europe for a number of years, he decided to move to the UK and set up his own financial services business in 2016.
Setting up a limited company
He incorporated a UK limited company, engaging with our affiliate firm Hillier Hopkins LLP to look after his company’s accounting needs and with Satis to look after his UK and US tax needs.
The business proved successful. We worked with him to develop an income strategy that:
- Allowed him to fund his desired lifestyle
- Retain enough funding in the company for its ongoing operational expenses
- Mitigate any potential issues with double taxation between the UK and the US.
However, tax law changes in the US meant that Greg’s limited company was no longer the best vehicle through which to run his business. If we didn’t act, then Greg would have ended up paying tax in both the UK and the US on the same income.
Avoiding double taxation
After numerous discussions, we put together tax projections to illustrate the impact of different alternative structures for the business. Greg settled on the one that worked best for him and his business, and so negated the troublesome double taxation issues.