Reminder: Corporation tax rates to drop

3rd December 2015

The good news for UK Companies in the July Budget was the announcement that Corporation tax rates will be cut to 18% from the current 20% rate by 2020. 

This is proposed to be enacted by a 1% cut in 2017 to 19%, with a further 1% cut in 2020. 

This will mean a company that currently makes £50,000 taxable profits will pay £9,000 tax at 18% in 2020.   Currently there would be a tax charge of £10,000 at 20%. 

For large UK companies who were paying 28% Corporation tax in 2011 the recent period has been one of significant tax reductions. 

A large company making £10 million taxable profits per year would have paid £2.8 million in 2011.  In 2020 at the same level of profits the tax would be £1 million less at £1.8 million.  

Although this is continued great news for larger businesses there is a sting in the tail for smaller owner managed businesses with the introduction of higher taxes on dividends coming in from April 2016.

Author: Alex Koupland, Client Manager @ Plus Accounting

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