WHAT ARE THE CHANGES FROM APRIL 2023?
From 1 April 2023, the main rate of corporation tax rises to 25%. Not every company will pay at this rate, however.
Profits exceeding £250,000* will be charged at the main rate, but a small profits rate of 19% applies where profits do not exceed £50,000*. Companies with profits under this level, therefore, effectively see no change.
For companies with profits between £50,000* and £250,000*, the tax rate is tapered. These companies pay at the main rate reduced by marginal relief: essentially, the tax rate increases from 19% to 25% depending on the level of profits.
*Limits are adjusted where there are associated companies.
HMRC has created an online tool to demonstrate how marginal relief works.
HOW CAN YOU PLAN FOR THE CHANGES?
Director-shareholders in companies with higher levels of profits are likely to need to plan for the cash flow implications of higher corporation tax bills.
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