It can take years of hard work to build a successful business, and so exiting that business can be a very difficult decision for an owner to make. For others who have an exit strategy in place finding a buyer may be difficult, particularly in certain...
Capital allowances are an amount of money that a business can deduct from their taxable profits. If a company was to buy a qualifying asset for their premises, they are able to claim capital allowances on that disbursement (known as capital expenditure).
When a buyer purchases a property, they don’t just attain the building and the land, they also acquire the properties fixtures. This means that on a purchase of a property, a taxpayer may be able to claim capital allowances on the value paid for qualifying fixtures. Capital allowances may also be claimed on:
- Types of building improvements and renovation
- Assets that are used and owned in the business
- Certain types of machinery which are used for business functions
Capital allowances can be claimed by companies, sole traders and trading partnerships, landlords and occasionally employees.