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Estates Gazette Article – Capitalise on Allowances

Veritas Advisory Director Nolan Masters, together with Alex Barnes a Partner at BDB Pitmans LLP, have published an article in Estates Gazette on how capital allowances claims can mitigate the increasing cost of tax on property investment.

20 Jul 2021

Written by: Nolan Masters

New Case Law – Satellites

A Capital Allowances case Inmarsat Global Limited and The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs UT/2019/0167 V), has been refused by the Upper Tier Tribunal, in relation to the launch of satellites.

16 Jul 2021

Written by: Clive Curd

Taxation Magazine Article – The New Super Deduction

In the June edition of Taxation Magazine Veritas Advisory Director Nolan Masters set out how the new super deduction and special rate allowances will affect property owners, occupiers and investors. Click here to read the article in full

04 Jul 2021

Written by: Nolan Masters

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Estates Gazette Article – Capitalise on Allowances

20 Jul 2021

Veritas Advisory Director Nolan Masters, together with Alex Barnes a Partner at BDB Pitmans LLP, have published an article in Estates Gazette on how capital allowances claims can mitigate the increasing cost of tax on property investment.

New Case Law – Satellites

16 Jul 2021

A Capital Allowances case Inmarsat Global Limited and The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs UT/2019/0167 V), has been refused by the Upper Tier Tribunal, in relation to the launch of satellites.

Taxation Magazine Article – The New Super Deduction

04 Jul 2021

In the June edition of Taxation Magazine Veritas Advisory Director Nolan Masters set out how the new super deduction and special rate allowances will affect property owners, occupiers and investors. Click here to read the article in full

New Case Law – Gas Storage

25 Apr 2021

A case Cheshire Cavity Storage 1 Limited and (2) EDF Energy (Gas Storage Hole House) Limited v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customshas been determined at the Upper Tax Tribunal (UTT).  Does a cavity formed to store gas satisfy the requirements to be allowed as plant?

Short on Time? Super Deductions in Brief

20 Apr 2021

For those short on time, we have provided a bullet point summary of the key points, who can claim and considerations when claiming.

Are Property Investors Invited to the ‘Super-Deduction’ Party?

20 Apr 2021

The fanfare surrounding the announced ‘super-deductions’ was somewhat soured for property investors, in reading of a restriction on ‘leased’ plant and machinery.  Here we set out why for some investors, there is still a way to benefit from these generous temporary tax reliefs.

Claiming Super Deductions – Benefit & Restrictions

20 Apr 2021

In an unexpected offer of generosity, as part of the Chancellor’s spring budget, temporary ‘super’ capital allowances were announced with a view to kick start the post covid recovery.  Here we set out the requirements for making a claim and the benefit on offer.

Veritas in AI Collaboration with Brunel University

30 Mar 2021

Following a recent application through Innovate UK Veritas Advisory, together with Brunel University London, are developing AI-assisted technology to aid SMEs to more efficiently collect and categorise data for tax assessment and tax relief

New 130% Super Deduction Explained

06 Mar 2021

Veritas have been in direct correspondence with HMRC with regards to the new 130% Super Deduction and specifically how it is applied on leased assets. Despite initially appearing as an exclusion on all leased assets, which would encompass most investment properties, there are opportunities to claim the new allowance.

A Capital Allowances case Inmarsat Global Limited and The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs UT/2019/0167 V), has been refused by the Upper Tier Tribunal.

The case involved claiming the launch costs for 6 satellites in the 1990’s.  The original entity that owned and built the satellites was exempt from tax, so when Inmarsat incurred the costs of launching, not the cost of the satellites, they realised after the event that they would miss out of the very valuable tax relief.

The costs may have been allowable as ancillary to the trade, however at the time of launches, they did not own nor had built the satellites.  There was a finance lease in place for the ownership of the satellites, who claimed capital allowances on their construction.

Inmarsat’s basis for claim was that there was succession to the trade when they took on the leases after the launch costs had been incurred.  However, the FTT argued that S78 of CAA 1990 did not apply because the satellites never belonged to the Inmarsat at the time of the launch costs were incurred and had not incurred the cost on the satellites.

This case highlights that capital allowances is a complex area, and advice should always be considered before the expenditure takes place, to ensure that a claim can be successful.