The following Corporation Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley in association with Malcolm Greenbaum provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
EU-listed groups have been required to apply EU-endorsed IFRS for their consolidated accounts since 2005, and UK company law has allowed any UK company the option of applying EU IFRS if they choose to do so. From 1 January 2021, UK companies wishing to use IFRS have to use UK-endorsed IFRS ― this was identical to EU IFRS on that date, but the UK may decide not to endorse parts of IFRS subsequently.
In practice, relatively few companies have adopted IFRS because there has been little practical benefit in doing so for small private companies. For the subsidiaries of larger groups there have been concerns around potential tax implications of conversion and also a reduction in distributable reserves under IFRS.
In November 2012, the Accounting Council issued FRS 100 (Application of Financial Reporting Standards) and FRS 101 (Reduced Disclosure Framework – Disclosure exemptions from EU-adopted IFRS) for qualifying entities as final standards. FRS 102, The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland was issued in 2013.
These standards replaced previous UK GAAP with effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015. although
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The basic rule is that all benefits provided to an employee by reason of their employment are taxable unless there is a specific exemption or other rule that means they are not chargeable to tax.ExemptionsThe main exemptions for employee benefits are in ITEPA 2003, ss 227–326B (Pt 4).Below is an
Normal due dateSmall companies (including marginal relief companies) are required to pay all of their corporation tax ― nine months and one day ― after the end of the chargeable accounting period.For example, where a chargeable accounting period ends on 31 December 2018, the due and payable date for
Why is this important?Tax-free amountEach individual, whether or not they are resident in the UK, is entitled to an annual exempt amount when calculating the taxable amount of their chargeable gains for the tax year (although see the exceptions below). The annual exempt amount is also known as the
Preparatory workBefore completing the Inheritance Tax account for submission to HMRC, the practitioner needs to undertake a comprehensive review of the extent of the estate and its proposed distribution. The work required leading up to the submission of the account is described in detail in the
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