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Q: I am a company based in Northern Ireland, can you tell me what I need to do to be compliant for Corporation Tax?
A: A UK company is required to file a corporation tax return (Form CT600) within 12 months of the accounting period end. Corporation tax in the UK is payable 9 months and 1 day from the end of the 12 month accounting period.
For a large company, i.e. a company who pays tax at 30%, corporation tax is payable in quarterly installments. Each installment payment equals one quarter of the estimated corporation tax liability. These are payable as follows:
1st installment payment – 6 months and 14 days after the start of the accounting period.
2nd installment payment – 9 months and 14 days after the start of the accounting period.
3rd installment payment – 14 days after the end of the accounting period.
4th installment payment – 3 months and 14 days after the end of the accounting period.
|From 1st January||Trading Profits||
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Higher corporation tax rates apply to non trading income such as rental income/bank interest etc.
A company may be liable to an additional surcharge in respect of undistributed professional service income or undistributed rental and investment income.
Comparison of UK Tax Rates with Tax Rates in Ireland
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