INDEPENDENT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES SPECIALISTS

OTS – Report on Proposed Capital Allowances Simplification

By : June 22, 2018 Comments Off on OTS – Report on Proposed Capital Allowances Simplification

The long awaited report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) into the proposed simplification of capital allowances was published on the 15th June 2018.  It extends to 88 pages but concludes that whilst an accounts based depreciation system would

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Capital Allowances in the Retail Sector

By : November 9, 2016 Comments Off on Capital Allowances in the Retail Sector

Retail sector owners are often overlooking substantial tax allowances.  This happens because their accountants and tax advisors may only pick up simple & obvious plant and machinery (P&M) items, such as chairs, tables, shop display and fittings. When fitting out or

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Claiming Capital Allowances and / or Repairs

By : July 6, 2016 Comments Off on Claiming Capital Allowances and / or Repairs

As acknowledged in HMRC’s Capital v Revenue Expenditure Toolkit, ‘there is no single, simple test that can be applied to decide which items are capital expenditure and which are revenue’   Differentiating between capital and revenue expenditure can be complex

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Drafting For Purchase Contracts And CPSE Capital Allowances Responses

By : July 15, 2015 Comments Off on Drafting For Purchase Contracts And CPSE Capital Allowances Responses

Since April 2014 the legislation has been substantially tightened for capital allowances when buying commercial property. The allowances can be significant and often represent around 10%-25% of the purchase price of the property.  There are standard Commercial Property Standard Enquiries

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Capital Allowances – Demolition Costs

By : May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Capital Allowances – Demolition Costs

Capital Allowances: Demolition Costs   The costs of demolition may qualify for capital allowances in accordance with Section 26 CAA2001.  No capital allowances are available for the costs relating to demolishing building structure, i.e. concrete, steelwork.  However the costs relate

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Capital Allowances Case Summary – Rogate Services

By : January 12, 2015 Comments Off on Capital Allowances Case Summary – Rogate Services

Capital Allowances Case Summary: Rogate Services Limited v HMRC [2014] Release Date: 25 March 2014 Overview   Whether expenditure on constructing a Car Valeting Bay is plant. It was held by the First-Tier Tax Tribunal that the valeting bay was

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Capital Allowances Case Summary – LLPs and AIA

By : September 26, 2014 Comments Off on Capital Allowances Case Summary – LLPs and AIA

Tax Case Summary: Drilling Global Consultant LLP v HMRC [2014] Release Date: 11 September 2014 Overview Whether an LLP, whose members are an individual and a limited company is a qualifying person entitled to claim the annual investment allowance (AIA)

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