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Corporation Tax 2020/21

Authors: Satwaki Chanda, Jacquelyn Kimber, Andrew Parkes, Maria Kitt, Steve Collings, and David O’Keeffe

ISBN: 9781526514530

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Edition: 15th

Publication Date: April 2021

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Law As Stated At: 31 March 2021

Corporation Tax 2020/21

Corporation Tax 2020/21

This annual guide to corporation tax meets the everyday needs of the busy tax adviser. A collaboration by leading tax writers Satwaki Chanda, Jacquelyn Kimber and Andrew Parkes, Corporation Tax 2020/21 examines the rules, regulations and tax issues affecting companies in the UK.

The 2020/21 edition examines current legislation, changes to HMRC guidance and explores the following key developments:

  • The rate of corporation tax is to remain at 19%
  • From 6 April 2020, offshore corporate property investors are subject to corporation tax on rental profits for the first time
  • The Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) – claimants benefit from an increased writing down rate of 3% per annum, giving faster relief for the construction or acquisition of commercial buildings
  • From 1 July 2020, certain intangibles held before 1 April 2002 will be brought within the corporate regime for the first time
  • The restriction on the offset of carried forward capital losses from 1 April 2020 to 50% of net chargeable gains, subject to £5m deduction allowance
  • The rate of relief for R&D expenditure for large companies is to increase from 12% to 13% from 1 April 2020
  • Status of ongoing HM Treasury consultations on potential reform of the SME reliefs via the reintroduction of a - PAYE 'cap' which aligns to the R&D rules
  • HMRC guidance on Covid-19 and its impact on company residence and permanent establishment

This accessible reference guide has a user-friendly structure with 'signposts' at the beginning of each chapter to summarise key topics and 'focus points' throughout to highlight important issues, as well as numerous worked examples demonstrating how to apply the main principles in practice.

Last update: April 2021

Next update due: July 2021