Rishi Sunak has announced a welcome extension of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). The Annual Investment Allowance was due to reduce from £1m to £200k from 1 January 2022. However, the £1m amount has now been extended until 31 March 2023.
In addition, the Freeport sites Humber, Teeside and Thames Freeport will be designed tax sites […]Read more
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 […]Read more
LONDON LUTON BPRA PROPERTY 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, […]Read more
Our latest webinar recording is available to watch below. Our webinar outlines tax refunds available by reviewing historical construction expenditure and commercial property purchases and the relaxation to apply Super capital allowances to property companies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH_0uAqMgEkRead more
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
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Capital Allowances denied on satellite launch costs
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more