ACCA ATX UK Technical articles. Updated for latest FA Act

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To provide our readers with the most up-to-date and accurate information, ACCA has compiled a list of ATX UK technical articles. These articles delve into ATX UK taxation's different aspects and offer taxpayers tips and advice. We hope that you find this information helpful and informative. 

Relevant to those sitting ATX-UK in June, September or December 2022 or March 2023

Finance Act 2021

This article summarises the changes made by the UK Finance Act 2021. 

Corporation tax 

The taxation of a company begins when it starts trading and continues with the addition to your business. At each stage in between these two points - acquiring an additional venture or investing overseas- specific tax implications must be considered by both shareholders & directors alike; this article will outline them for you!

Corporation tax – groups and chargeable gains 

The article begins by summarizing the rules for group relief and capital gains groups. It then considers various issues that could be introduced in an exam question, such as what is meant by "have" or 'possess'. However, it does not include comprehensive explanations of these complex legal terms, assuming you already know them!

Corporation tax – group relief 

The article begins by summarizing the rules relating to group relief and capital gains tax planning. It then goes on to assume that you have a good knowledge of these fields but do not provide comprehensive explanations for those who don't know as much about them!

Inheritance tax and capital gains tax

This article is a must-read for anyone wishing to inherit or make capital gains. The author describes the tax implications involved in these transactions and provides helpful examples that make it easy to understand what needs consideration at each stage!

International aspects of personal taxation

This article provides a structured way to identify which areas of tax may affect an individual's eligibility for UK taxes. It also details those specific fields, giving straightforward questions you can ask that will ensure they're aware of whether their liability has changed or not due to changes in residency status, among other things!

Taxation of the unincorporated business

The new business

The existing business

Trusts and tax

The taxation of trusts and the transfers of assets to, from or within them can be complicated. This article provides rules that will help you navigate this complex system without worrying about whether your actions were legal!

Exam technique

Making the best use of the tax tables in your ATX-UK exam

The ATX-UK exam is more difficult because it includes questions based on tax tables. It's essential, then, when taking this test to become familiar with what is called "tax table information" - commonly found in CBE software and able to use during your answers! 

Stepping up from TX-UK to ATX-UK

Passing the ATX-UK exam

 ACCA ATX Exam dates

We hope that you have found this information on ATX UK taxation helpful and informative. 

If you want more detailed information, we suggest you take a training course or purchase one of the many ATX UK textbooks available. These resources will help you passed the exams with flying colours.


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