• Adnan Khalid

A short guide on the capital allowance super deduction

In 2021, the government introduced a new temporary allowance to aid in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic. This temporary allowance is referred to as the ‘super-deduction’.

In simple terms, from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim 130% of the cost of the asset against their taxable profits.





Example

  1. A company purchases a laptop for £1,000. Spending £1,000 means that the company can deduct £1,300 (130% of the initial investment) against its taxable profits.

  2. A company purchases office furniture for £600. Spending £600 means that the company can deduct £780 (130% of the initial investment) against its taxable profits.

Conditions


As with any tax relief, there are some conditions that must be met. These conditions are:

  • The super-deduction is only available to limited companies

  • The asset must be purchased between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023

  • The asset must be purchased new (second hand purchased assets do not qualify)

  • The asset must qualify as plant and machinery. Although there is no exhaustive list of plant and machinery assets, the kind of assets which qualify may include:

  • Office furniture (chairs, desks, etc.)

  • Computer equipment

  • Vans, tractors, and lorries (but not cars)

  • Electric vehicle charging points

  • Ladders, drills, cranes, and other construction-related tools


If you have any questions regarding the super-deduction, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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