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

Test your understanding

(1). Nora began trading on 1 May 2021. 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). Mizo began trading on 1 September 2021. His tax adjusted profits per month are set out below.

September to October 2021 (two months)4,000
November 2021 to March 2022 (five months)3,000
April to September 2022 (six months)6,000
October 2022 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?