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Guide to UK Taxation for Limited Companies

What are the current Corporation Tax rates?

Corporation Tax Rates and bands are as follows -

Financial Year To   31 March 2017 31 March 2018 31 March 2019 31 March 2020
Taxable Profits All profits 19% 19% 19% 17%

When is Corporation Tax Payable?
Corporation tax is payable in a different manner dependent upon whether or not you are classed as a small and medium sized company (SME) or a large company.

  • Small & medium sized companies

Corporation Tax is payable nine months and one day after the end of the accounting period.

  • Large companies

Large companies are different in that they are required to pay their corporation tax in instalments rather than pay it in one lump sum. The instalments and balancing payment are due as follows:-

Instalments - instalments towards your corporation tax liability are payable on the 14th day of the seventh, tenth, thirteenth and sixteenth month after the commencement of a twelve month accounting period. This means that for a company with an accounting year ending 31 December 2017 instalments will be payable on 14th July & 14th October 2017 and also 14• January and 14 April 2018.

Balance - The balance of corporation tax payable for a particular accounting period will be due nine months and one day after the end of the accounting period. Using an accounting period of 31 December 2017 this would mean that the balance of corporation tax payable for that period would be payable by 1 October 2018.

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