£1 MILLION ANNUAL INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE STILL AVAILABLE

Andrew McQueen

£1 MILLION ANNUAL INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE STILL AVAILABLE


Second-hand plant and machinery does not qualify for the 130% super-deduction but would still qualify for the 100% Annual Investment Allowance (AIA).

The amount of expenditure qualifying for 100% tax relief was originally scheduled to revert to just £200,000 from 1 January 2021 but will now continue at £1 million until 31 March 2023.

Although the 130% super-deduction only applies to limited companies, the AIA is available to sole traders and partnerships as well.

Remember, there is currently a further 100% first-year allowance for the cost of buying a new zero-emission car for the business.

Previously 100% relief was available where the CO2 emissions of the car were no more than 50g per kilometre. However, that threshold changed in April 2021.