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Capital v Revenue – Understand The Risks v Benefit

As we are fast approaching the self assessment filing deadline for individuals and the amendment window for corporate entities with a year end of March, understanding the importance of what constitutes capital or revenue expenditure, and the risks and benefits associated with it, is extremely important.

24 Jan 2024

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First Year Allowances for Corporate Members of Partnerships

In a positive move HMRC have updated their capital allowances guidance for partnerships stating that partnerships with underlying corporate partners can claim first year allowances

19 Jan 2024

Written by: Abu Choudhury

Substantial Unclaimed Capital Allowances On Existing Assets

Capital Allowances provide an opportunity to save substantial amounts of money in a lean market yet many property owners and occupiers are already sitting on vast savings without even knowing it.

23 Oct 2023

Written by: David Gibson

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Capital v Revenue – Understand The Risks v Benefit

24 Jan 2024

As we are fast approaching the self assessment filing deadline for individuals and the amendment window for corporate entities with a year end of March, understanding the importance of what constitutes capital or revenue expenditure, and the risks and benefits associated with it, is extremely important.

First Year Allowances for Corporate Members of Partnerships

19 Jan 2024

In a positive move HMRC have updated their capital allowances guidance for partnerships stating that partnerships with underlying corporate partners can claim first year allowances

Substantial Unclaimed Capital Allowances On Existing Assets

23 Oct 2023

Capital Allowances provide an opportunity to save substantial amounts of money in a lean market yet many property owners and occupiers are already sitting on vast savings without even knowing it.

The Risk to Lawyers of Not Correctly Addressing Capital Allowances

23 Oct 2023

Solicitors acting for clients on a purchase or disposal of a commercial property must ensure they correctly address capital allowances; failure to do so may give rise to reputational and / or financial risk.

Maximising Capital Allowances and Avoiding Pitfalls Through Timing

23 Oct 2023

The rules surrounding the transition between Super Deduction and Full Expensing can be complex and the importance of fully analysing and understanding any contract for construction or purchase is significant.

Use Capital Allowances to Help Pay for Higher Spec Offices

23 Oct 2023

On a typical £1m CAT B fit out the landlord or occupier, whoever is incurring the expenditure, could recover up to £250k by claiming Capital Allowances.

HMRC Capital Allowances Enquiries Focusing On Certain Sectors

26 Sep 2023

An increasing number of claims being submitted to HMRC are not fully compliant with the legislation, and in some cases are double what they should be, particularly in certain industry sectors.

Unearthing Hidden Treasures – LGT Wealth Article

01 Sep 2023

Veritas Director David Gibson was recently interviewed by Nicholas Duffy of LGT Wealth Management for thoughts on how family offices and property owners can identify Capital Allowances to help leverage other investments. Click here to read in full

Offset ESG Costs With Capital Allowances

09 Aug 2023

The impact of both ESG and MEES on the property sector is resulting in significant capital investments. To incentivise and reduce the net cost of capital investment, tax relief is available by way of capital allowances.

A case has been determined at the Upper Tax Tribunal (UTT).  Does a cavity formed to store gas satisfy the requirements to be allowed as plant, or it is merely the premises in which the trade takes place?  This is not a straight forward question, and within the ruling lists several of the previous case laws, and the reasoning behind allowing and disallowing plant.

The case, Cheshire Cavity Storage 1 Limited and (2) EDF Energy (Gas Storage Hole House) Limited v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs, the UTT denies and upholds the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) in September 2019, that the expenditure to form the cavity is not qualifying as it acts as premises.

The case is about the taxpayer creating a cavity that can store gas, for the purpose of holding and then selling when the gas prices are higher.  The claimant created the cavities by injecting water into naturally occurring salt rock beneath the ground which, when the salt rock dissolves create a hole filled with saltwater.  Gas is pumped into the hole, the saltwater displaced, and the rocks surrounds the gas keeping it from escaping.

The case considered several cases, Yarmouth v France, a horse used for the trade, Jarrold v John Good, demountable partitions, IRC v Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, a dry dock, Cooke v Beach Station Caravans, a swimming pool. Schofield v R & H Hall Ltd, a grain silo, Benson v Yard Arm Club Ltd, if a barge is plant when used as a restaurant, Wimpey v Warland, amongst others.

Plant is not defined, but allowed by applying the tests, which must be satisfied.  There have been several capital allowances cases recently; could this be that HMRC are challenging more claims, or that taxpayers are pushing to claim more items, or that new technology will necessitate that we move into the unknown as to whether an item will qualify or not until tested.