Are you thinking about buying a property at auction? On the fall of the auctioneers hammer a buyer will then be under a legal obligation to buy the property 'warts and all'. A completion date is fixed at the auction and a buyer has to comply with...
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.