- September 3, 2019 at 12:58 pm
opentuition_teamKeymasterSeptember 3, 2019 at 1:33 pm
The exam was okay, there were still a few trickier subjects. A lot of questions about penalties and also Incorporated vs Unincorporated trade questions. For the life of me I couldn’t remember what NICs were paid on dividends! Here’s hoping I did well enough and that everyone else has too!September 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm
Question 1a had so many different things to do, that I left a space and moved on and then went back to it and didn’t have enough space. I finished the paper but I’m pretty sure I wrote a load of rubbish for some parts. Was surprised to see a less numerical paper compared with the June 19 oneSeptember 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm
For the 10 mark question C question did people get the q of working out NIC payable for sole trader and if she opened a company.
What did people do for this?
Another question – For the car over 110g CO2 did you add back the monthly lease cost of £4k x 7 months and then add back 15% of this?September 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
I had a VAT q regarding vat taxable output on the chaffeur ride and the hamper gift – How did people do this and what did they get?September 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm
I got the second question I only added back the 15% which is ((4000 x 7)x.15)
And also got the chauffeur ride question, this was very confusing, was more like a quess for meSeptember 3, 2019 at 3:22 pm
For the sole trader I worked out the Class 2 &4 payable and added the tax liability per the question.
For the incorporated business I stated that due to the entire profit being withdrawn, no corporation tax was payable, but dividend is taxable instead in the income tax computation. Both sides were below £8,424 for NIC purposes and so therefore no NIC is payable on them.
I then went on to do a tax computation on her remuneration and dividend.
I think I got to something like £32k saving and concluded it was worthwhile.
I had a penalties question which I calculated £111 interest and then £100 penalty.
Then I had a trading profit adjustment calculation which was quite straightforward. I had to state what and when the tax forms had to be submitted, I could remember the forms but I couldn’t remember the day which the form needed to be submitted so I just stated the month.
Our exam was delayed 2 hours due to the program not working and I was absolutely exhausted by the time we sat it!September 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm
The exam was manageable and I finished 20 minutes early, this is the first paper I couldn’t rely on Opentuition because I took the Malaysian variant which is not available on OT. I self-studied solely with BPP study text book and did lots of practice with ACCA past papers. I am confident that I have done well in this exam. Can’t wait to start learning with OT again, look forward to AA in December!September 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm
the profit was subject to 19% corp tax and dividends was also taxed.
I should have given more time in C section – I couldn’t complete the last page – I think it was about income tax computation on cash accounting…. does anyone remember how many marks was that? I am just hoping to get 50%September 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm
there is no NI on Dividend.
The exam was okay, there were still a few trickier subjects. A lot of questions about penalties and also Incorporated vs Unincorporated trade questions. For the life of me I couldn’t remember what NICs were paid on dividends! Here’s hoping I did well enough and that everyone else has too!September 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm
Sorry yes, I remember now I deducted the corporation tax and then taxed the dividends too. I think I corrected myself last minute!September 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm
I thought it was ok. The chauffuer one was tough, I guessed £350(took the higher cost of each). I had the Partnership one for whether it was beneficial to incorporate as a company. This question was good, just had to work out their income tax on their salaries/dividend, NIC on the male, then corp tax – I had the company being less – did anyone have that ?
Think I made a mess of the Sofia Automatic UK Residency Test – where any of the two of them residents ?
Struggled with the losses on the four subsidiary groups – two had different month ends I am sure and one was under 50% so I said zero for that company.
I had a lot of capital gains – one the holdover relief gain deferred I got was £13,000.
Didn’t have a lot of trade losses or overlapping profits questions so that was a bonus.
The IHT question was on the 1.5m death estate was ok.September 3, 2019 at 5:36 pm
On the groups one I did a little group structure, 2 of them were indirect through Whilstes subsidiary flute, and they were less than 75% controlling interest and so therefore were not in a relief group with Whilste.
Flute was, and I think the dates were different, but I may be mixing it with another question!September 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm
I also had the sole trader or Company section C…also said no NIC because below the threshold with the directions renumeration at 8k. Then did corporation tax and taxed the dividends, only issue was I didn’t know what to do with the pension bit that was mentioned so just ignored it so def lost some marks there.
Was confused by the VAT chaffeur drive/hamper too, had to guess for that one!September 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm
Was there a pension part of this question? If so I missed it completely. I did the tax, NI of both under the Ltd company set up and got this lower than the partnership. Was the guy called Herbert in your question?September 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm
It was a woman and the company was Nussa.
I can’t remember what I didn’t with them, but I have a feeling that because they were contributing towards her private pension scheme, I did nothing but tax the benefit under Class 1A. A contribution to an occupational pension scheme is exempt, but not an employer contribution towards a private one?
I think the problem with this exam was that no amount of question practice could have prepared you for it, and for me, it was how I prepared myself so a lot of the questions threw me because I had never seen it before. This applies to section A and B too.September 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm
Hey all, quick question…
Does everyone get a different set of questions for section B and C, or something? I don’t remember seeing anything about a chaffeur, and the name Nussa doesn’t ring a bell.September 4, 2019 at 10:03 am
I had a question about VAT. What exactly would be VAT balancing payment if you say had VAt payble last year of 133,000 and Vat payble current year 144,000. how would one calculate thisSeptember 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm
They were part of the annual accounting scheme, thus they had to pay 9 monthly payments and 10th and last payment would be balancing after end of year.September 5, 2019 at 7:31 am
They were part of the annual accounting scheme, thus they had to pay 9 monthly payments and 10th and last payment would be balancing after end of year.
yes also got the same question 10% of last year multiply *9 then deduct rest from 1440000 ..September 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm
What did people put for the eligible qualifying assets for rolling relief? I initially thought it had to be the warehouse, however then remembered that plant and machinery could qualify too and went with this thinking maybe the warehouse wasn’t connected to the trade? However afterwards I realized it had to be “fixed plant and machinery” to qualify and can’t remember if it said this so now thinking I should have actually gone with the warehouse.September 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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What did people put for the eligible qualifying assets for rolling relief? I initially thought it had to be the warehouse, however then remembered that plant and machinery could qualify too and went with this thinking maybe the warehouse wasn’t connected to the trade? However afterwards I realized it had to be “fixed plant and machinery” to qualify and can’t remember if it said this so now thinking I should have actually gone with the warehouse.
It was Fixed plant and machinery as the warehouse was bought more than one year ago which is not allowed for rollover relief.September 5, 2019 at 4:38 pm
I had the sole trader vs incorporated question with Nussa as the company name.
I did notice the pension element and I actually deducted as an allowable expense from company profit. (I cant actually remember now if it said private pension or not)
My second section C question was to calculate the employment income for an individual but also the associated benefits making up the employment income (did anyone else have this question?)
I felt quite confident coming out of the exam but the more I am thinking through what I wrote the more I am doubting if I will get the pass 🙁
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