Is Members’ Voluntary Liquidation a good idea?
An MVL can be a good idea if you fit within one of the following criteria:
- You are retiring
- You don’t want to run the business
- You don’t have a replacement to run the business
You need to meet one of these, as well as showcase that your company is solvent. Solvency is the most important factor as a business won’t be able to enter into an MVL without appropriate tax clearance and being able to pay any creditors on time.
How does solvency affect Members’ Voluntary Liquidation?
When a business is seen as having a good level of assets in place without debt, an MVL is a suitable option. Typically anything above £25,000 is a significant enough figure to push for an MVL. If a company is below that and does want to close, it may be better to extract assets and dissolve the company.
If you’re unsure which is best for your situation, please get in touch.
How does Members’ Voluntary Liquidation work?
MVLs have quite a straightforward process compared to other means for closing a company. It starts by getting in touch with contacting licensed insolvency practitioners (IPs) like those here at Hillcrest Finance. An IP will act as liquidator and review a company’s assets. Upon review, they will help pay any remaining debts, distribute assets amongst shareholders if there are any, and ask for clearance from HMRC.
When they get the all-clear, the business is dissolved and will be taken off the companies register in a few months.