Unincorporated associations

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Our tax preparation specialists tell you how to set up an unincorporated association

At DSR Tax Refunds Ltd, we know that making sure your organisation is set up correctly can sometimes be a tricky task. That’s why our experts want to help make life as easy as possible for you by sharing our specialist knowledge with you. So, whether you are wanting more information about VAT or need to know about charitable tax relief, our handy guides are here to help. All our information is based on HMRC sources, so you can rest assured that these guides are filled with helpful and accurate information.

What is an unincorporated association?

An ‘unincorporated association’ is a type of organisation which is set up by a group of people for a reason other than to make a profit, for example a sports club or voluntary group. You don’t need to register an unincorporated association and there are no costs associated with setting up such an organisation. However, it is important to note that individual members of the unincorporated association are responsible for any debts or contractual obligations the organisation has.

What happens if your unincorporated association makes a profit?

If your unincorporated association makes a profit from its activities, it will have to file a Company Tax Return and pay Corporation Tax in the same way that a limited company would. Just because it has been set up for other reasons doesn’t excuse it from its tax obligations if it makes money.

How can DSR Tax Refunds Ltd help?

We know that setting up an unincorporated association can be hard work – there’s so much to think about and that’s before you start dealing with its financial side. Our friendly team of tax specialists at DSR Tax Refunds Ltd are on hand to help make life easier for you. We’re the experts at identifying your maximum allowable expenses so call us on 0330 122 9972 – we’re the tax experts you can trust. 

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