# tax on partnership

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Hy.
Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £20,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £10,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £0, how much tax to pay?
Merci
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Do you "take out" profits from a partnership?

I thought it was just total profit ( income less expenses ) divided as per the agreement.

Then you just pay tax as per normal via self assessment.

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The tax to pay will depend on each partner's total taxable income for the tax year.  Based on what you've written it's impossible to answer.
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Hy.
Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £20,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £10,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £0, how much tax to pay?
Merci
Only the first is possible, a partnerships themselves don't pay income/corporation taxes, even if they are incorporated. Profits are distributed to the partners as per the partnership agreement and each are considered self employed and taxed accordingly on the profits they receive.
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Hy.
Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £20,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £10,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £0, how much tax to pay?
Merci
Only the first is possible, a partnerships themselves don't pay income/corporation taxes, even if they are incorporated. Profits are distributed to the partners as per the partnership agreement and each are considered self employed and taxed accordingly on the profits they receive.
Hy,
Thank you all.
I dont understand this, as in a partnership, we could do 1, 2 and 3. Meaning we have the business account, and,

1,
We could take £20,000 out each, and leave nothing in the account.

2,
We could take £10,000 out each and leave £20,000 in the account.

3,
Take nothing out, and leave the £40,000 in the account.
Merci
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DE_612183 said:
Do you "take out" profits from a partnership?

I thought it was just total profit ( income less expenses ) divided as per the agreement.

Then you just pay tax as per normal via self assessment.

Yes, as I said,

1,
We could take £20,000, drawings/profit out each, and leave nothing in the account.

2,
We could take £10,000, drawings/profit out each and leave £20,000 in the account.

3,
Take nothing out, and leave the £40,000 in the account.
Merci
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uknick said:
The tax to pay will depend on each partner's total taxable income for the tax year.  Based on what you've written it's impossible to answer.
uknick said:
The tax to pay will depend on each partner's total taxable income for the tax year.  Based on what you've written it's impossible to answer.
uknick said:
The tax to pay will depend on each partner's total taxable income for the tax year.  Based on what you've written it's impossible to answer.
Just say the £40,000, £20,00 each, is our total income for the year.
Merci
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DE_612183 said:
Do you "take out" profits from a partnership?

I thought it was just total profit ( income less expenses ) divided as per the agreement.

Then you just pay tax as per normal via self assessment.

Yes, as I said,

1,
We could take £20,000, drawings/profit out each, and leave nothing in the account.

2,
We could take £10,000, drawings/profit out each and leave £20,000 in the account.

3,
Take nothing out, and leave the £40,000 in the account.
Merci
I think the thing is that even if you leave all the profits in the account - it still is counted as your income for the year.
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Hy.
Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £20,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £10,000, how much tax to pay?

Two in partnership, £40,000 proffit, each partner takes out £0, how much tax to pay?
Merci
Only the first is possible, a partnerships themselves don't pay income/corporation taxes, even if they are incorporated. Profits are distributed to the partners as per the partnership agreement and each are considered self employed and taxed accordingly on the profits they receive.
Hy,
Thank you all.
I dont understand this, as in a partnership, we could do 1, 2 and 3. Meaning we have the business account, and,

1,
We could take £20,000 out each, and leave nothing in the account.

2,
We could take £10,000 out each and leave £20,000 in the account.

3,
Take nothing out, and leave the £40,000 in the account.
Merci
But in all 3 cases when you fill in your tax return you have to state your share of the profit was £20,000 and thats what you will be taxed on. The fact you have left it in the partnership's bank account is irrelevant.
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Hy,
So, we each have too pay £1486, if all is 50/50?
£12570 x 2 = £25140, take that off £40,000 = £14,860, divide by 2 = £7430 - 80% = £1486?
Merci
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Yes, if that's all the taxable income you have.

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