"Hi Rachel. You are right that it is subject to Corp tax, however if it is a genuine donation (i.e. the person/business making the donation expects nothing in return) then it is outside the scope of VAT. Thanks. Andy"
Based on what the CIC does, I am thinking direct costs/cost of sales.
However, make sure there are no capital expenses in there which would need to go to the balance sheet and be depreciated.
Hope that helps?
"Hi Liz, In the case of the CIC what I believe would be the turnover (based on the fact I haven't prepared the accounts) would be:
Income received in the year for services delivered in the year, together with
Income received from grants which…"
"Hi Liz, I think I have this right but please tell me if I have misunderstood. The turnover you will use on the Corp Tax reporting to HMRC will be the one used on the company accounts. However if you mean profit then for HMRC they want to see…"
"Hi Lucie, absolutely you should show them on the balance sheet as a creditor (Deferred Income). Then as you use them in the following years you will release them (Dr Deferred Income, Cr Income) to match against the expenditure. Hope that helps. Andy"
"Hi Mufeedah. The transfer from charity to CIC I am not sure of the general implications however from a VAT point of view it depends on what health work you are doing as to if it would be vatable....VAT is so complex that some health areas will and…"
"Hi Louise. Corp tax first. As the company hasn't traded you should to info HMRC of this fact (in case the CIC has informed them they are trading) then they will put on the system no return is required. Once they begin to trade they should…"
"Hi Alan, there are plenty of software packages (SAGE, Xero, Quickbooks) out there which will allow you to enter expenses in there (such as wages, rent, rates, etc) for the coming months along with what income you are projecting. This then could be…"
"Hi Samina, Assuming you are filing for a 2016 year end and using FRSSE, one major change which could be preventing them is that you are using the FRSSE 2008 rather than the FRSSE 2015? Have a look on the balance sheet you are trying to file and see…"
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