RO3 Online Revision Course

Monday, 06 July 2020
9:00 am – 4:45 pm (UK time)
    • John Traynor


A one day session delivered remotely over four 90 minute sessions to cover the main topics tested in R03

Session 1: Income Tax and NIC

Session 2: Capital Gains Tax, Residence and domicile

Session 3: Inheritance Tax plus miscellaneous taxes (VAT/Stamp duty/Corporation Tax)

Session 4: Taxation of Investments & Trust Taxation

Session 1

Income Tax

  • The four types of income and the order of taxation
  • Non savings income including trading exemption
  • Savings income. Personal Savings Allowance and 0% starting rate.
  • Dividend income and Dividend Allowance
  • Tax benefits of pension contributions and gift aid
  • Adjusted Net Income and its impact on Personal Allowance and Child Benefit
  • Marriage Allowance and children’s income
  • PAYE and Self-Assessment.

National Insurance

  • The four classes of NI
  • How to calculate NIC for an employed and a self employed person.

Session 2

Capital gains tax

  • What assets are taxed and which are exempt
  • Exempt disposals
  • The basic calculation
  • The treatment of losses
  • Inter spousal transfers
  • CGT and chattels
  • Principle Private Residence Relief
  • Entrepreneur Relief
  • Basic CGT planning

Residence and domicile

How residence and domicile are established

The impact of residence and domicile on Income tax and CGT

Session 3


  • What IHT seeks to task
  • The three types of lifetime gifts
  • The basic IHT death calculation
  • How to calculate transferable Nil Rate Band
  • How to deal with outstanding PET and CLT
  • Charitable donations and the 36% rate
  • Business Relief
  • Basic IHT planning and mitigation

Miscellaneous taxes

An outline of VAT. Stamp duty land tax, stamp duty reserve tax and Corporation Tax

Session 4

Taxation of investments

  • Unit trust/OEIC taxation
  • ISA including Lifetime ISA
  • Investment Bond taxation (on and offshore)
  • Property exemption, Rent a Room Relief & Real Estate Investment Trusts


  • Outline the three types of Trust, Absolute, Interest in Possession and Discretionary
  • Taxation of Income and gains
  • IHT and trusts, difference between Relevant and Non-Relevant trusts

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