The New Structures and Buildings Allowance

In the 2018 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new capital allowance, the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA). The new SBA gives relief for expenditure on certain structures and buildings. Since the abolition of the Industrial and Agricultural Buildings Allowances, no relief has been available for most structures and buildings. The SBA addresses the … Continue reading The New Structures and Buildings Allowance

Considering Enhanced Capital Allowances

Businesses which invest in energy-saving plant or machinery may be able to take advantage of an additional tax break. Capital expenditure is covered by the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which gives full tax relief for capital expenditure in the year of purchase, and covers most plant and machinery up to an annual limit of £200,000. … Continue reading Considering Enhanced Capital Allowances

The Bottomline – Issue 1

We have launched our brand new newsletter, The Bottomline. This edition includes: Considering enhanced capital allowances Funding you business' needs HMRC warns over tax refund scams Crossing borders: new rules for UK property transactions Making the most of Gift Aid Where the heart is? Considering the tax implications of homeworking Reminders for your diary If … Continue reading The Bottomline – Issue 1

New Rules on Capital Allowances and Cars

The tax treatment of cars under the capital allowances system changed with effect from 1 April 2018. The new rules are likely to have a significant impact on many businesses. Here we consider the changes in more detail. ‘Capital allowances’ is the term used to describe the deduction we are able to claim on your … Continue reading New Rules on Capital Allowances and Cars

Are You Making the Most of Capital Allowances?

Businesses looking to purchase capital equipment are able to claim tax relief in the form of capital allowances. Here we outline some of the key details. What is the Annual Investment Allowance? Businesses purchasing plant and machinery are able to make use of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which allows the costs for equipment, machinery … Continue reading Are You Making the Most of Capital Allowances?

Autumn Business Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is here, packed with information on estate planning, VAT schemes, capital allowances and much more! To view our latest newsletters, visit the publications section of our website. Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Year End Tax Planning

The end of the tax year is fast approaching, but there is still time before 5 April to save tax for 2016-17. Below are some points you may wish to consider. MAXIMISE CAPITAL ALLOWANCES Businesses may be able to write off the cost of capital assets by making the most of capital allowances. The Annual … Continue reading Year End Tax Planning

Tax Saving Strategies To Implement Before 5 April and our Spring Newsletter

Keep up to date with tax matters and explore some of the tax saving opportunities with our recent newsletters. Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

A Tax Efficient Company Car

In recent years the government has changed the way that company cars are taxed. They have been trying to encourage more people to be environmentally friendly. Consequently, the higher a car's CO2 emissions, the higher your tax bill on the benefit in kind, and the lower the capital allowances that are available for the company. … Continue reading A Tax Efficient Company Car