Corporation tax - what an accountant needs to know - the basics


This course covers the basics of corporation tax. It begins by showing which types of body are liable to corporation tax and the question of when companies are resident in the UK. After looking at an outline computation, the rules governing the beginning and end of a corporation tax accounting period are considered. Next, the rates of corporation tax are reviewed, showing how the small profits rate operates. The effect of associated companies on entitlement to the small profits rate, where the rules have recently changed, is considered next. Finally, the module shows how filing of tax returns and payment of tax is governed by the rules of self assessment.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course you will understand:

  • Which types of entity pay Corporation Tax
  • The structure of an outline tax computation
  • When accounting periods begin and end
  • The importance of total and augmented profits in relation to CT rates
  • The existing and new rules on associated companies
  • The operation of corporation tax self assessment

Authored by: Geoff Sykes

After qualifying with a small firm Geoff spent ten years in London with Deloittes, originally as a tax specialist, and later as National Tax Training Manager. For the next twenty years he was a tax partner in a medium sized firm based in Leeds and Kendal, advising a wide range of business and personal clients on all aspects of tax. He also has experience as a company director and as a director of a retail cooperative society.

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £35.00 (excludes VAT)