16th Mar 2023

Be prepared for the new tax year basis rules from 2024/25

Our tax editor Rebecca Cave explains the upcoming Basis Period Reform, what are the new rules, who might be affected and how to explain the changes to clients.
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Written by Rebecca Cave, and brought to you by AccountingWEB and Intuit Quickbooks, this whitepaper covers the ‘tax year basis' rules that will apply to all unincorporated businesses from 2024/25.

From 2024/25 all unincorporated businesses will be required to report their accounting results to HMRC based on the income and expenditure relating to a period that aligns with the tax year (or to a period ending between 31 March and 5 April). This is referred to as the ‘tax year basis’.

With clear examples to support each section, this whitepaper discusses HMRC's reasons for the changes and explores how to navigate them seamlessly and keep on top of tax liabilities and reporting requirements. We also look at the ways accountants can help their clients decide whether to change their business' accounting period to align with the tax year, and how to deal with cases where this is not possible.

Download to learn:

  • Why the change is coming in and who it affects
  • Changing accounting periods to align with the tax year
  • Reporting more than 12 months of profit in one tax year
  • Overlap relief and opting out of spreading profits
  • Calculating tax liability
  • Communicating changes to clients
  • Easy-to-follow examples with monetary breakdowns

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Tax year basis resource - AccountingWEB & Intuit Quickbooks

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