Once a company has calculated that it owes corporation tax, it must make the necessary arrangements for its payment to the authorities.
The deadline for such a remittance is that it should be paid on or before the date which is nine months after the end of the accounting period to which it relates.
The amount of the payments would be a result solely of the company’s own calculations and extensive assistance in terms of which attributes and rates should be included would not be provided by Revenue and Customs.
It is generally advisable in most situations that the services of an appropriate professional be engaged.
They could at least review any workings and assumptions made in arriving at the stated figures, and in many cases, actually perform the entire assignment for start to finish.
Methods of Payment
There are a number of ways by which a payment of corporation tax can be made.
These include online methods or alternatively, remittances can be sent to the collection agency by post.
Whichever means are chosen, all corresponding documentation should clearly be marked or referenced with the company’s corporation tax numbers and state clearly the period to which such payments relate.
Repayments of Corporation Tax
In the event that payments of corporation tax are made in advance, the company can request that such amounts are returned to it.
This can be done at any time up until the actual deadline of which the amount is due and only in circumstances where the actual liability is likely to be lower than the monies paid.
In the absence of such a request, any repayments of corporation tax are made automatically once the true charge has been determined.
It is advisable to ensure that Revenue and Customs have the company’s bank account details on file to ensure that the money can be sent both quickly and securely.