Assume a discretionary trust receiving a net div of £40,000.00. What does your software show in boxes 9.15 - 9.17 on the return?
We have an odd situation where entries as above end up with CCH PerTAX showing the following on the tax return. Otherwise computations and schedules are correct
|Box No||Tax Return||Return Schedules|
|9.15 Net div||39,999||40,000.00|
|9.16 Tax credit||4,445||4,444.44|
The result is somewhat strange, though I can understand (sort of) why the return entries are as they are. This must be a result of rounding adjustments (ie round tax credits and reliefs up, and income down in the taxpayers favour) so that 9.15 is the difference between 9.17 (rounded down to the nearest whole £) and 9.16 (rounded up to the nearest whole £), but it does give a silly result to send to the client/trustee to approve.
So as a matter of interest what do other trust return software packages show in the above instance?