If you are vat registered business please use figures net of vat
If you are not vat registered business please gross figures for income and expenses i.e if you are charged vat then vat becomes part of your cost
Make sure to use income and expenses from the same time period
P&L b/f from the previous period is still available for dividends if you had a loss in the previous period say 1000 and profit this period for 600, you are still in loss overall for 400. This means there are not enough reserves available for dividends
Net salary is there for you to roughly get an idea about take-home money, you would still include gross wages and salaries as part of total expenditure for dividends calculations
This calculator does not work out personal tax liability on dividends.
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