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The Community Shares Handbook

8.9 Corporation tax

Societies are subject to Corporation Tax on broadly similar terms to companies. Detailed guidance on how company taxation relates to societies is available in the HMRC Company Taxation Manual CTM40500.

Other than the exemptions that exist for charitable community benefit societies, societies need to be aware of the tax treatment of co-operative societies engaged in mutual trading, and the circumstances under which a society may be considered dormant for Corporation Tax purposes.