130% tax relief for companies

Are you thinking of investing in new plant or other equipment? Remember that the super-deduction offering 130% first-year tax relief is available to companies until March 2023.

The super-deduction tax break was introduced on 1 April 2021 and allows companies to deduct 130% of the cost of any qualifying investment on most new plant and equipment that would ordinarily qualify for 18% main rate writing down allowances. This means that for every £1 a business invests they can reduce their tax bill by up to 25p. The temporary tax relief applies on qualifying capital asset investments until 31 March 2023. 

The super-deduction is designed to help companies finance expansion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and help to drive growth. 

In addition, an enhanced first year allowance of 50% on qualifying special rate assets has also been introduced for expenditure within the same period. This includes most new plant and machinery investments that ordinarily qualify for 6% special rate writing down allowances. 

The measures have effect in relation to qualifying expenditure from 1 April 2021, and exclude expenditure incurred on contracts entered into prior to Budget Day, 3 March 2021.

Source: HM Treasury Tue, 10 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0100

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