Business tax TP adjustments....

Lucy_M Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 136

I am trying to complete a homework question but am stuck as to whether a payment is allowable or not...

It is interest paid, the info states:
Sofa Ltd raised a debenture loan on 1/7/13 and this was used for trading purposes. Interest of £20,800 was paid on 31/12/13 and £10,400 was accrued at 31/3/14.

I know our tutor gave us a tricky homework on purpose but I don't like not getting it right... ;)

Any help greatly appreciated!



  • Lucy_M
    Lucy_M Feels At Home Registered Posts: 136
  • topcat
    topcat Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 452
    i want to help but have no idea on this one i am afraid as havent done BTX yet thats next

    although it might be worth posting here if your homework is due in soon , your dog wont have to eat it then
  • Lucy_M
    Lucy_M Feels At Home Registered Posts: 136
    Ah, thanks topcat, will try them, am a member but had forgotten!
  • Clintm15
    Clintm15 Well-Known FarehamRegistered Posts: 247
    Hi Lucy,

    The interest relates to trading activities so it should be treated as trade expense as part of the calculation of taxable trading profit.

    In the example you gave £20,800 had already been paid in the period and £10,400 is still owed. This means that the total allowable to be used as a trade expense is £31,200.

    I hope this helps.
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  • Lucy_M
    Lucy_M Feels At Home Registered Posts: 136
    Yay, thank you!! I had a feeling the main interest paid would be allowable but wasn't sure about the accrual.

    Very muchly appreciated :thumbup1:
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