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Changes to dividends

Changes to dividends: what do they mean for you?

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Changes to dividends.

In April 2016 new rules will come into force surrounding dividends. A new tax-free Dividend Allowance will replace the Dividend Tax Credit. Headline rates of dividend tax are also changing. These changes will affect anyone who receives dividend payments.

This ebrief explores:

  • what is a dividend?
  • the current dividend taxation rules
  • the new rules from 6 April 2016
  • what this actually means and the new rates for those within the basic rate tax band; the higher rate tax band; and additional rate tax
  • why the changes are happening
  • suggestions for what you should do

Make the most of your dividends. Download our ebrief: Changes to dividends: what do they mean for you? to be clear on where you stand.