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Legal Documents

Shareholder Loan Agreement

A Shareholder loan agreement details the terms of the loan when a shareholder lends money to your company.

When should I use it?

  • It should be used anytime a shareholder lends money to your company.

  • Founders sometimes lend money to the company at the outset to pay for initial startup costs. This should be documented with a shareholder loan agreement.

Why is it important?

  • It provides documentation that money deposited with the company was intended as a loan and not revenue. The money can therefore be withdrawn as a repayment, rather than as taxable income for the shareholder.


  • Loan Terms: The loan can be low interest and repayable on demand.

Legal Agreements for Growing Businesses

Legal agreements that are customized for your business. Includes e-Signatures and storage in your Ownr account.

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