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Closing a business as a Sole Trader

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A sole trader has his year end as 31 Oct 2011.  He has to complete a SA Return for Tax Year 2011/12.

His previous tax return was done to 31st Oct 2010 - He closed the business down on 29th October 2011. 

In his Tax Return, does he need to show income & expenditure from 1st Oct 2010 to 31st October 2011 for the 2012 Tax Return.

Also, how can he inform the HMRC that the business is closed from 29th October 2011

Help is appreciated

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Yes he does, and he also needs to claim overlap relief for the period from commencement to the following 5th April, as that was taxed twice.

Inform HMRC of discontinuance by ticking the Box on page 1.

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You mean

1 Nov 2010, not 1 Oct 2010 don't you?

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SA

The SA would incorporate 01/11/2010 - 29/10/2011

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