INDEPENDENT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES SPECIALISTS

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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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