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How do I record corporation tax?

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Summary

This guide explains how to record corporation tax in Sage 50cloud Accounts.

Description

Corporation tax is a tax on limited company profit, paid to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Sage 50cloud Accounts includes a Taxation area in the chart of accounts. You can use this to show your corporation tax as an expense on the profit and loss report after the net profit calculates.

Resolution

Create the corporation tax nominal codes

Before you begin you need to set up corporation tax nominal codes. If you use the default nominal codes, we recommend you use the following:

Nominal codeNameManagement reportReport section
2110Corporation tax liabilityBalance SheetCurrent Liabilities
9001Corporation taxProfit and LossTaxation
  1. Click Nominal codes then click New.
  2. Complete the Nominal Record as follows:
    N/CEnter the nominal code number you want to create, for example, 2110.
    NameEnter the name of the account, for example, Corporation tax liability.
  3. Click Save then click Close.

You are now ready to make sure your new nominal codes are added to your chart of accounts.


Add corporation tax to your chart of accounts

  1. Click Nominal codes then click Chart of accounts.
  2. Select the required chart of accounts then click Edit.
  3. Click the Profit & Loss tab and click Taxation.
  4. Under the Taxation column, enter a description, for example, Corporation Tax.
  5. In the Low and High columns, enter 9001.
  6. Click the Balance Sheet tab and click Current Liabilities.
  7. Check that nominal code 2110 is within a Current Liability range.
  8. If required, add a range to include 2110.
  9. Click Save then click Close.

Record corporation tax

In this example corporation tax of £/€5000 is to be recorded.

  1. Click Nominal codes then click Journal entry.
  2. Enter a reference and the date for the journal, then enter the relevant details to record the corporation tax. Date the journal with the last day of the financial year to which the corporation tax relates.

    For example:
    N/CNameDetailsT/CDebitCredit
    9001Corporation taxCorporation taxT95000.00
    2110Corporation tax liabilityCorporation taxT9
    5000.00
    The balance must equal zero before the journal can be saved.
  3. Click Save then click Close.

Pay the corporation tax

  1. Click Bank accounts then click Bank payment.
  2. Enter the details of your bank payment in the boxes provided. Using our example above, you're paying corporation tax of £/€5000 to HMRC.
    BankDateN/CDetailsNetT/CTax
    1200Payment date2110Payment of corporation tax5000.00T90.00
  3. Click Save then click Close.

Corporation tax refunds

If you receive a corporation tax refund, you can record this using a bank receipt a journal entry. In this example, a corporation tax refund of £/€600 is to be recorded.

  1. Click Nominal codes then click Journal entry.
  2. Enter a reference and the date for the journal, then enter the relevant details to record the corporation tax refund. Date the journal with the last day of the financial year to which the refund relates.

    For example:
    N/CNameDetailsT/CDebitCredit
    9001Corporation taxCorporation tax refundT9
    600.00
    2110Corporation tax liabilityCorporation tax refundT9600.00
    The balance must equal zero before the journal can be saved.
  3. Click Save then click Close.
  4. Click Bank accounts then click Bank receipt.
  5. Enter the details of your bank receipt in the boxes provided. Using our example above, you've received a refund of £/€600 from HMRC.
    BankDateN/CDetailsNetT/CTax
    1200Receipt date2110Corporation tax refund600.00T90.00
  6. Click Save then click Close.

TIP: You can find out more about corporation tax at www.gov.uk/corporation-tax

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