Section 629: Company in liquidation: making of assessment to tax
1967.This section enables a liquidator to make a corporation tax self-assessment for an accounting period that has not finished. It is based on section 342(4), (5) and (6) of ICTA.
1968.In normal circumstances it is not possible to make a corporation tax self-assessment before the end of an accounting period. In the majority of instances the profits for the period are not known in advance and the relevant corporation tax rates may not have been fixed.
1969.Liquidators may seek to finalise a company’s liability to corporation tax in advance of the completion of a formal winding up. This section enables the liquidator to do so by making a corporation tax self-assessment before the end of an accounting period.
1970.The rules about accounting periods for companies being wound up are in section 12 of CTA 2009 (see in particular subsection (3)).