Corporation tax

Corporation tax rates and bands are as follows:

Financial year to 31 March 2018 31 March 2017
 Taxable profits 19% 20%
 Loans to participators rate 32.5%  32.5%
 Diverted profits tax 25% 25%

Corporation tax payable

For small and medium sized companies

  • 9 months and 1 day after the end of the accounting period

For large companies

  • Instalments:

The 14th day of the 7th, 10th, 13th and 16th months after the commencement of a 12 month accounting period.

  • Balance:

9 months and 1 day after the end of the accounting period.

Beyond 31 March 2018

The rate of corporation tax reduces to 17% from 1 April 2020

From 1 April 2019 companies with taxable profits of £20 million or more will be required to pay corporation tax in quarterly instalments in the third, sixth, ninth and twelfth months of their accounting period. The £20 million threshold will be divided by the number of companies in the group.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant* face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee of £120 plus VAT per month.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: janice@sjdaccountancy.com.

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

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*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.