Category: Capital Allowances

Annual investment allowances

From January 2019, businesses considering investing more than £200,000 in plant and machinery may benefit from a change to the capital allowances rules, which should allow them to obtain tax relief at a much earlier time. Broadly, business profits, after any adjustments for tax purposes (for example depreciation of fixed assets), are reduced by capital…


Are you making the most of the Capital Gains exemption for married couples and civil partners in transferring assets?

There are a number of tax concessions available to married couples and civil partners which recognise that their financial affairs may be interlinked. One of these concessions relates the transfer of assets between spouse and civil partner for capital gains tax purposes. The disposal is deemed to take place at a value which gives rise…


Capital allowances – write off small pools

Businesses which are not using the cash basis can claim capital allowances for capital items that are used in the business, such as plant and machinery, tools and equipment, and so on. Where the annual investment allowance, which gives an immediate 100% deduction against profits is not claimed, either because the allowance has been used…