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Accrued Income Scheme: calculating accrued income profits and losses: examples

Taxation of accrued income profits and losses: examples

Example 1

Antoinette has £100,000 Treasury Stock 7¾ % 2006, which has interest dates of 8 Marchand 8 September. She makes the following transactions in the stock.

Transaction Profit/loss
   
19 March 2006 sells £100,000 £2,107
21 March 2006 buys £50,000 (£1,361)
12 May 2006 sells £50,000 (£131)
  £615

The aggregate profit is £615, taxable for 2006-07, the tax year in which the interestperiod ended, even though two of the transactions occur in 2005-06.

Example 2

Jean made the following transactions in securities between 28 February 2005 and 5 April2006.

19 March 2005 bought £100,000 Treasury Stock 7½% 2006 (interest payment dates 7 June and 7 December)
   
26 May 2005 bought £50,000 Treasury Stock 7½% 2006 ex div
15 September 2005 sold £20,000 Treasury Stock 7½% 2006
22 September 2005 bought £50,000 Treasury Stock 4½ % 2007 (interest payment dates 7 March and 7 September)

The profits and losses arising on these transactions are:

Transaction date Interest period Profit/loss
     
19 March 2005 08/12/04 - 07/06/05 (£1,395)
26 May 2005 08/12/04 - 07/06/05 £82
15 September 2005 08/06/04 - 07/12/05 £271
22 September 2005 08/09/04 - 07/03/05 (£778)

The profits and losses for 2005-06 are:

  • Loss of £1,313 (1,395 minus 82) against interest of £3,750 (£100,000 x 7½% x ½) received on Treasury Stock 7½% 2006 on 7 June 2005.
  • Profit of £271 (Treasury Stock 7½% 2006, interest period 8 June 2005 - 7 December 2005)
  • Loss of £778 against interest of £2,250 received on Treasury Stock 4½ % 2007 on 7 March 2006.

Example 3

See Example 3 in SAIM4160. Joe Smith sells £4,000 unsecuredloan stock in Stuffed Dodos Ltd to his Aunt Matilda on 19 August 2005. Interest is payableon 5 April 2005 and 18 April 2006. Neither Joe nor Matilda had any other transactions insecurities.

The settlement day falls within the interest period 5 April 2005 to 4 April 2006. Joe istaxable on £79 for 2005-06 in respect of this interest period.

Matilda’s loss of £79 is carried forward to 2006- 07 to be set against the interestreceivable for the period 5 April 2005 to 18 April 2006 (ITA07/S637 – see SAIM4120).