Community Interest Companies (CICs) are a special type of company in the UK. They have a primary goal of benefiting the community or pursuing social objectives. Their involvement in the communities goes anywhere from arts engagement or enhancing technological literacy and ensuring access to digital skills to being involved in community craft industries to foster local economic development. And while CICs enjoy certain tax benefits, they are still subject to specific tax obligations.

What are the tax obligations for CICs?

One of the most important tax obligations for CICs is corporation tax. Just like any other company, CICs must pay corporation tax on their profits. In addition to corporation tax, CICs may also be liable for other taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT) and National Insurance Contributions (NIC).

So, if you’d like to hear more about these tax obligations for CICs, here’s a short video explainer for you. Click to watch so you get more information.

It’s worth noting that while CICs have certain tax obligations, they may also be eligible for specific reliefs or exemptions depending on their activities or objectives. CICs should seek professional advice from accountants or tax specialists to ensure compliance with all relevant taxation requirements while maximising applicable benefits.

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