INDEPENDENT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES SPECIALISTS

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Capital Allowances: Research and Development Tax Case

Recent Research and Development (R&D) Tax Case Implications for Capital Allowances Claims

Appeal Number: TC/2019/06690

Grazer Learning Limited appealed against HMRC for a tax credit enquiry amounting to £26,050 regarding expenditure incurred on R&D for the accounting period ending 31 October 2017. The £26,050 was initially accepted and paid to the Appellant on 6 June […]

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Update on BPRA Case – Upper Tier Tribunal – 17th June 2021

LONDON LUTON BPRA POPERTY FUND LLP V THE COMMISSIONERS FOR HMRC

Following the decision reached by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) that a significant amount of costs incurred by London Luton BPRA Property Fund LLP (Fund) to OVL (developer) ‘in connection with’ the conversion of a disused flight training centre into a hotel qualified for BPRA, […]

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Lexis Nexis Webinar – Capital Allowances 2021

In this webinar, specialist speakers John Lovell and Kirsty Palacci will provide a masterclass in capital allowances.

The Webinar will cover:

Capital allowances in contextChanges in the 2021 BudgetSuper capital allowancesConstruction/Expenditure ClaimsPurchased Properties ClaimsFreeportsCommon misconceptionsStructures and Buildings Allowance

To view the preview video and subscribe to Lexis Nexis Webinars please click here

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Brought back down to Earth – Capital Allowances denied on satellite launch costs

Overview

The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) and Upper Tribunal (UT) both found in favour of HMRC in denying Inmarsat Global Limited capital allowances on the launch costs of six leased satellites during the 1990s. Inmarsat had succeeded the trade of The International Maritime Satellite Organisation (IMSO), who had initially incurred the launch costs. Inmarsat deemed a sale […]

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Super Deductions – Full Relaxation for Property Companies

Great news for Property companies.

Super capital allowances have been extended to Property companies. A late amendment was issued to Finance Bill 2021  as link below. This is positive as they were previously going to be denied allowances apart from to shared communal areas. It arises from an amendment to Finance Bill 2021. It removes the […]

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Capital Allowances Case: Cheshire Cavity Storage 1 Limited & EDF Energy (Gas Storage Hole House) Limited v The Commissioners for HMRC

A recent case heard by the Upper Tier Tribunal (UTT) follows a trend of capital allowances claims being taken to Court where the disagreement between taxpayers and HMRC revolves around  what is deemed to be plant (and so qualifies for plant and machinery allowances) as opposed to premises (so does not).

Cheshire Cavity Storage 1 Limited […]

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Super Capital Allowances Changes Budget 2021

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement should help turbo-charge capital investments in the UK with new super capital allowances costed at £29bn over the next 4 years. The extension of loss relief carry-back to 3 years is also positive and makes claiming capital allowances a potent tool in reducing corporation tax and triggering repayments of […]

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Capital Allowances Case: Update on SSE Generation Limited v The Commissioners for HMRC

PLANT AND MACHINERY IN A CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTEXT      

The long running dispute between the taxpayer (SSE Generation Limited) and HMRC in relation to what constitutes plant in the context of a hydroelectric power plant and civil engineering project has reached a conclusion in the Court of Appeal. 

The case had previously been heard through the First […]

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Freeports & Capital Allowances – Boosting the Economy Through Investment

As part of an ongoing consultation process, HMRC is considering the creation of Freeports across the UK.  These Freeports will be located around air, sea and rail ports and will be governed by different customs and tariff status.   Local authorities, operators of ports, airports and rail, and businesses will bid to create a designated Freeport, […]

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Capital Allowances Fact Sheet – Offices

Both owners and occupiers of office buildings can claim substantial capital allowances but this opportunity is often missed. This can be due to confusion over the capital allowances rules changes or because non-specialist solicitors, accountants and tax advisors do not recognise the full potential of available allowances. Frequently, construction cost information can be unhelpful and […]

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