The following Owner-Managed Businesses guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
The usual basis for taxation of sole trader profits is known as the ‘current year basis’. This means that in respect of a year in which the trade is continuing, which is not the year of commencement or cessation, the profits to be taxed are those relating to the accounting period ending in that year.
For example, assume a trader has a 31 December year end and makes up a set of accounts for the year ended 31 December 2018. As the accounting period ends between 6 April 2018 and 5 April 2019, the profits shown in those accounts (after adjustment for tax purposes) will be taxed in the tax yea
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