Template documents for Paying and Waiving Dividends
Dividend Payments and Waiver
Dividends are paid to shareholders from a company’s post-tax profits. When and how a company can pay dividends is governed by the Companies Act 2006 and the provisions of a company’s articles of association.
The Dividends Sub-folder contains a guidance note which is a practical guide to dividends and takes the reader through what a dividend is, the procedure for declaring and paying dividends, the paperwork involved and how a shareholder can waive their entitlement to a dividend.
There are several supporting documents including board minutes for directors’ to recommend and declare dividends (depending on their articles of association), a shareholders' resolution to declare a dividend, a tax voucher which can be printed off and used as a formal record of the dividend by a company to send to its shareholders and a deed of dividend waiver where a shareholder can formally waive his/her entitlement to a dividend should he/she for example as a SME business owner, wish to retain funds in the business rather than take money out as a dividend.
Dividends are part of the Corporate folder. Access all Corporate documents for £35+VAT.