The Structures and Buildings Allowances (SBA) allows for tax relief on qualifying capital expenditure on new non-residential structures and...
Corporation Tax Articles
Charging charities at lower rates of VAT
There are special rules, under which a VAT-registered business can sell certain goods and services to charities at the zero or reduced rate of VAT. Before charging VAT at a lower rate, you must be able to show evidence that the charity is eligible.
How CIS off-set works in practice
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of special rules for tax and National Insurance for those working in the construction industry. Businesses in the construction industry are known as ‘contractors’ and ‘subcontractors’ and should be
Global minimum Corporation Tax of 15%
A new consultation has been published by the UK government seeking views for how a worldwide 15% minimum Corporation Tax should be enforced domestically. This follows more than 130 countries signing up to a new global minimum tax framework in October
Company reconstructions – liabilities restriction
The rules for the Corporation Tax treatment of carried forward losses changed from 1 April 2017. Here’s a summary of the changes…
What can be transferred between group members?
Corporation Tax relief may be available when a company or organisation makes a trading loss. Companies that are eligible for group relief can transfer losses and certain other deficits to companies within the same group by means of Group or
Switching between film and TV reliefs
Film tax relief (FTR) can increase the amount of expenditure that is allowable as a deduction for tax purposes or, if a company makes a loss, can be surrendered for a payable tax credit. To qualify for relief, films must be intended to be shown
Payments received after company is dissolved
Any assets or rights (but not liabilities) remaining in a company at the date of dissolution will pass to the Crown as ownerless property. This happens under what is known as ‘bona vacantia’ which literally means vacant goods. The bodies that deal
Corporation Tax loss buying
Under qualifying circumstances, Corporation Tax (CT) relief is available where a company makes a trading loss. The trading loss can be used to claim CT relief by offsetting the loss against other gains or profits of a business in the same or previous
Goodwill and Corporation Tax
Goodwill is rarely mentioned in legislation. Most people would settle on a simple definition which would be based on the ‘extra’ value of a business over and above its tangible assets.
In the vast majority of cases when a business is sold a