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  • S 1217N(3) modified by 2010 c. 4 s. 357UI (as inserted) by 2015 c. 21 s. 1

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Chapter 2U.K.Accounting periods

9Beginning of accounting periodU.K.

(1)An accounting period of a company begins—

(a)when the company comes within the charge to corporation tax, or

(b)immediately after the end of the previous accounting period of the company, if the company is still within the charge to corporation tax.

(2)For the purposes of this section a UK resident company is treated as coming within the charge to corporation tax when it starts to carry on business, if it would not otherwise be within the charge to corporation tax.

(3)If a chargeable gain or allowable loss accrues to a company at a time which is not (ignoring this subsection) within an accounting period of the company—

(a)an accounting period of the company begins at that time, and

(b)the gain or loss accrues in that accounting period.

(4)This section does not apply if section 12 (companies being wound up) applies.

(5)This section is subject to any provision of the Corporation Tax Acts which provides for an accounting period of a company to which this section applies to begin at a different time.

10End of accounting periodU.K.

(1)An accounting period of a company comes to an end on the first occurrence of any of the following—

(a)the ending of 12 months from the beginning of the accounting period,

(b)an accounting date of the company,

(c)if there is a period for which the company does not make up accounts, the end of that period,

(d)the company starting or ceasing to trade,

(e)if the company carries on only one trade, coming, or ceasing to be, within the charge to corporation tax in respect of that trade,

(f)if the company carries on more than one trade, coming, or ceasing to be, within the charge to corporation tax in respect of all the trades it carries on,

(g)the company becoming, or ceasing to be, UK resident,

(h)the company ceasing to be within the charge to corporation tax,

(i)the company entering administration, and

(j)the company ceasing to be in administration.

(2)If subsection (1)(i) applies, the accounting period is treated as having ended immediately before the day on which the company enters administration.

(3)For the purposes of this section a company enters administration—

(a)when it enters administration under Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45), or

(b)when it is subject to a corresponding procedure, other than one under that Act.

(4)For the purposes of this section a company ceases to be in administration—

(a)when it ceases to be in administration under Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986, or

(b)when a corresponding event occurs, other than under that Act.

(5)This section does not apply if section 12 (companies being wound up) applies.

(6)This section is subject to any provision of the Corporation Tax Acts which provides for an accounting period of a company to which this section applies to end at a different time.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 10 modified (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), s. 149(2) (with s. 147, Sch. 17)

C2S. 10 modified (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), s. 179(2) (with Sch. 19)

C3S. 10(1) applied (with modifications) (with effect in accordance with s. 1184(1) of the amending Act) by Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c. 4), ss. 631, 1184(1) (with Sch. 2)

C4S. 10(1)(a)-(d) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

C5S. 10(1)(i) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

C6S. 10(1)(j) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

C7S. 10(3) applied (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 22(3)

C8S. 10(3) applied by 2004 c. 12, s. 196H(5) (as inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 3 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 1 (with Sch. 13 Pt. 2))

C9S. 10(3) applied by 2004 c. 12, s. 196J(3) (as insered) (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 17 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 15 (with Sch. 13 Pt. 4)

C10S. 10(3) applied (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 3 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 8(3) (with Sch. 13 Pt. 2)

C11S. 10(5) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

11Companies with more than one accounting dateU.K.

(1)This section applies if a company carrying on more than one trade—

(a)does not have the same accounting date for each of the trades, and

(b)does not make up general accounts for the whole of the company's activities.

(2)The company may choose which of the accounting dates for the trades is to be used for the purpose of section 10(1)(b).

(3)But if an officer of Revenue and Customs thinks, on reasonable grounds, that the date chosen by the company is inappropriate, the officer may give notice to the company directing one of the other accounting dates to be used for that purpose instead.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C12S. 11(1) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

C13S. 11(2) applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

12Companies being wound upU.K.

(1)This section applies if a company is being wound up.

(2)An accounting period of the company ends immediately before the winding up starts.

(3)An accounting period of the company begins when the winding up starts.

(4)After the winding up starts, an accounting period of the company ends—

(a)at the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the first day of the accounting period, or

(b)if earlier, when the winding up is completed.

(5)After the winding up starts, an accounting period of the company begins immediately after the end of the previous accounting period of the company, if the winding up has not been completed.

(6)This section is subject to any provision of the Corporation Tax Acts which provides for an accounting period of a company to which this section applies to begin or end at a different time.

(7)For the purposes of this section a winding up of a company starts—

(a)when the company passes a resolution for the winding up of the company,

(b)when a petition for the winding up of the company is presented, if the company has not already passed such a resolution and a winding up order is made on the petition, or

(c)when an act is done in relation to the company for a similar purpose, if the winding up is not under the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45).

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C14S. 12 applied (with modifications) (with effect in accordance with s. 1184(1) of the amending Act) by Corporation Tax Act 2010 (c. 4), ss. 629, 1184(1) (with Sch. 2)

C15S. 12 applied by 2010 c. 8, s. 371VB(4) (as inserted (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 20 para. 1)

C16S. 12(7) applied by 2003 c. 1, s. 554I(7)(d) (as inserted (19.7.2011) by Finance Act 2011 (c. 11), Sch. 2 para. 1)

C17S. 12(7) applied by 2004 c. 12, s. 196J(3) (as inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 17 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 15 (with Sch. 13 Pt. 4))

C18S. 12(7) applied (17.7.2012) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 22(3)

C19S. 12(7) applied by 2004 c. 12, s. 196H(5) (as inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 3 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 1 (with Sch. 13 Pt. 2))

C20S. 12(7) applied (with effect in accordance with Sch. 13 para. 3 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2012 (c. 14), Sch. 13 para. 8(3) (with Sch. 13 Pt. 2)

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