Taxation of the unincorporated business (for Advanced Taxation - United Kingdom (ATX-UK) (P6)) - part 3: self-test

Test your understanding

(1). Nora began trading on 1 May 2017. Her first few months of trading were very profitable but since then her monthly profits have been gradually falling.

Explain the relevance of this information to Nora’s choice of year end.

(2). Miza began trading on 1 September 2017. His tax adjusted profits per month are set out below.

September to October 2017 (two months)4,000 
November 2017 to March 2018 (five months)3,000 
April to September 2018
(six months)
October 2018 onwards10,000 

If Miza adopts a 31 May year end, what will be his taxable trading profit for the first two tax years of trading?