This scenario relates to two requirements.
On 6 April 2019, Simon commenced employment with Echo Ltd.
On 1 January 2020, he commenced in partnership with Art, preparing accounts to 30 April.
The following information is available for the tax year 2019-20:
(1) During the tax year 2019-20, Simon was paid a gross annual salary of £23,700.
(2) Throughout the tax year 2019-20, Echo Ltd provided Simon with living accommodation.
The company had purchased the property in 2006 for £89,000, and it was valued at £143,000 on 6 April 2019.
The annual value of the property is £4,600.
The property was furnished by Echo Ltd during March 2019 at a cost of £9,400.
The living accommodation is not job related.
(3) On 1 December 2019, Echo Ltd provided Simon with an interest-free loan of £84,000, which he used to purchase a holiday cottage.
(1) The partnership’s tax adjusted trading profit for the four-month period ended 30 April 2020 is £29,700. This figure is before taking account of capital allowances.
(2) The only item of plant and machinery owned by the partnership is a motor car which cost £18,750 on 1 February 2020.
The motor car has a CO2 emission rate of 155 grams per kilometre. It is used by Art, and 40% of the mileage is for private journeys.
(3) Profits are shared 40% to Simon and 60% to Art. This is after paying an annual salary of £6,000 to Art.
(1) Simon owns a freehold house which is let out furnished.
The property was let throughout the tax year 2019-20 at a monthly rent of £660.
(2) During the tax year 2019-20, Simon paid council tax of £1,320 in respect of the property.
He also replaced the property's washing machine during March 2020.
The old washing machine was sold for £70, being replaced by a washer-dryer costing £970.
The cost of a similar washing machine would have been £730.