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

Test your understanding

(1). Nora began trading on 1 May 2018. 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 2018. His tax adjusted profits per month are set out below.

September to October 2018 (two months)4,000
November 2018 to March 2019 (five months)3,000
April to September 2019
(six months)
October 2019 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?