- November 27, 2022 at 7:34 pm #672772cristenMember
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Hi I’m preparing for December 2022 session for UK Tax paper F6. I’ve been working a few questions and I’m finding it difficult to differentiate when the question is asking for Current Year Basis or Actual Basis.
The questions would just ask to calculate the taxable profit for tax year 2021/22, from that I would assume it’s April 6 2021 to April 5 2022 but the answer sheet is showing the calculation done for the full year Jan-Dec 2021 and then the portion Jan 1 – April 5 2022.
Can you please help me understand how to differentiate when the question wants current year Basis or actual Basis figures?
Thank you.November 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm #672804JillyBModerator
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In the opening year then you would work out the profits that are assessable in that tax year on an actual basis.
If the sole trader/partnership has been trading for some time then the profits are assessed on a current year basis.
When dealing with the opening years, the profits assessable in the second year of trade will depend on the accounting period – it’s length – and when it appears in the tax year.
Check out the chapter on basis periods in the manual and read the notes, do the examples.
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