AAT Practice Assessment 1 - Task 11

JSmith Registered Posts: 18

This is quite a simple question but just cant get my head around it!

Wendy made the following capital gains and losses during 2019/20 and 2020/21

A) Calculate Wendy's annual exempt amount not used for 2020/21 and the loss to carry forward to 2021/22. If your answer is zero enter 0. Enter your answer on whole pounds only.

The answer for annual exempt amount not used in 2020/21 is £1,990

Please can someone explain how this is calculated and the reasons why?

Many Thanks!


  • dcmcguren
    dcmcguren Registered, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 7
    edited April 20
    Gain - losses in 2020/21 = 10310. Total allowable for the year = 12300. Difference = 1990 remaining balance (it's "for that year" rather than based on the cumulative trading loss). The loss to carry forward should be -2740

    I would suggest it is the wording in the question that threw you?
  • JSmith
    JSmith Registered Posts: 18
    @dcmcguren thank you!
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