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Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL)

Are you planning to close down your solvent limited company or are caught inside IR35? IR35 Liquidation for Contractors – We can assist with your solvent Members’ Voluntary Liquidation ahead of IR35 Private Sector Reform. Act today and avoid unnecessary stress and delayed payments to you after April 2021.

Our licensed insolvency practitioners can offer professional advice to IR35 contractors today. Depending upon how much cash there is left, using a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) could be the most tax-efficient way and save you thousands of pounds

An MVL is an effective exit strategy if you are caught by the Private Sector IR35 reform which comes into force in April 2021. It can help contractors extract funds in a tax efficient manner ahead of the reform

By using an MVL, then subject to your future plans, the funds to be distributed are subject to lower rates of taxation (Capital Gains Tax, rather than Income Tax)

If you qualify for Entrepreneur’s Relief (ER), you can benefit from a 10% marginal rate on distributions

This means there can be considerable tax savings for you personally

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Overseeing Umbrella Insolvency, Thomas Fox has more than 14 years of experience in personal and corporate insolvency practice. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) and Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3).

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    What our customers say

    I’d just like to thank both you and Tom for your help with the closure of my company. You have been highly efficient and very professional throughout. Thank you.

    Mr Tony D (August 2019)

    Umbrella guided me as sole Director of my small limited company, and the shareholders, through every step of a Members Voluntary Liquidation in a very efficient manner. The steps required were clearly laid out and proactively managed by their licensed practitioner. From first meeting through to an interim distribution of funds to shareholders took only a few days in our case. Thereafter, Umbrella will be managing all of the downstream actions required to complete the process with HMRC and Companies House, through to the final discharge of the company.

    Mr Alex O - March 2019

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    What is an MVL?

    An MVL is a formal process whereby the company’s shareholders willingly decide to wind up a business in order to distribute assets between the members.

    When is an MVL appropriate?

    • Due to IR35 legislation the owner is no longer able to contract and operate a limited company (PSC)
    • The company has sufficient assets to repay all of its creditors, if any
    • The owner wishes to retire
    • The owner wishes to step down from a family business and nobody else wishes to take over
    • The owner no longer wishes to run the business
    • Shareholders wish to realise their interest in an owner managed business

    Process for Members’ Voluntary Liquidation

    Members Voluntary Liquidations follow a specific process.

    1. Tax Advice – Director/Shareholder of the company to take appropriate tax advice from their tax adviser to see if an MVL is suitable. If the company is a Personal Service Company (PSC) then the contractor will ordinarily be both the director and shareholder.
    2. Formal Instruction – Umbrella are instructed by the company/PSC to assist in arranging the meetings to place the company/PSC into MVL and for Umbrella’s Insolvency Practitioner to be appointed as liquidator.
    3. Approval – MVL is approved. Umbrella Insolvency proceed to:
      1. Collect the cash from the company/PSC business bank account.
      2. Pay off the creditors including HMRC.
      3. Pay the surplus funds, after costs, to the shareholder/contractor.

    Acting as your liquidator, Umbrella will make the Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) process as straightforward as possible.

    To find out how a Members Voluntary Liquidation could benefit you, speak confidentially to a member of our professional team today. Call: 0800 611 8888.

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