INDEPENDENT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES SPECIALISTS

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Unlocking Cash – How to Maximise Through Capital Allowances

When businesses suffer catastrophic blows to their cashflow, as many are
experiencing now, it is important to explore every opportunity there is to
raise cash.

Claiming capital allowances provides such an opportunity.

Amending Tax Returns to Claim
Historic Expenditure and Reduce Tax Payable Now

Reducing tax bills is an easy way to retain cash and it is vitally
important now to maximise […]

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Lovell Consulting Commentary on March 2020 Budget: Capital Allowances Changes

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s ‘get it done’ approach did not really extend to capital allowances. There was a modest lift to Structures and Buildings Allowances.

The capital allowances changes are below:

The Structures and Buildings Allowances was introduced in Finance Act 2019 to encourage the construction of new or renovation of existing non-residential structures and buildings. […]

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Urenco V HMRC Capital Allowances Tax Tribunal

Overview

There has been a recent
First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) case on whether Urenco (Appellant) is entitled to
claim capital allowances in respect of the disputed expenditures on the
construction of Tails Management Facility (TMF) at a nuclear site. Total
project cost is circa £1bn. Most of the expenditure qualifying for capital
allowances has been agreed. However, HMRC (Respondent) contends disputed
expenditures of […]

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

UPPER TIER TRIBUNAL TAX CHAMBER

There have been a run of cases heard before the courts
relating to civil and structural works, with debate about what constitutes a
structure as opposed to plant. 

In August 2019, the FTT heard The Cheshire Cavity Storage 1
Limited v Anor case.  This concerned a
taxpayer who operates gas storage facilities and created […]

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Underground Gas Storage Cavities & Capital Allowances

CHESHIRE CAVITY STORAGE 1 LIMITED and EDF ENERGY (GAS STORAGE HOLE HOUSE) LIMITED V HMRC [2019]

FIRST TIER TRIBUNAL TAX CHAMBER (FTT)

Background

Both
appellants were companies in the EDF Energy PLC Corporate Group and they
operate gas storage facilities on adjoining site is Cheshire. The Companies
used underground cavities filled with brine to store gas and incurred costs […]

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Capital Allowances – Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Expenditure

Capital Allowances – Keeping track of accounts coded Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment expenditure – Be careful!

Typically, Accountants recognise the potential to claim
allowances on accounts coded Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E). This
is normally for directly paid invoices for equipment where the invoice
descriptions are clear and unambiguous. These are normally identified in the
commercial accounts and coded […]

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