How business owners can fund kids’ schooling

By Staff | September 4, 2013 | Last updated on September 4, 2013
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Being a business owner gives you some advantages when it comes to saving for your child’s university experience.

Owning a company means you can pay your kids to work for you. Any earnings below the basic personal amount, which is $11,138 (2015) are considered tax-exempted income.

You also have the option to create employee scholarship plans.

If you’re eligible, the company can pay a tax-deductible scholarship directly to your children or those of other employees. Since the scholarship isn’t paid to the employee, it’s not considered a taxable benefit to the employee, but the child must declare the income. staff


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