Commentary

B3.112 Capital allowances for contributions to expenditure (contribution allowances)

Business tax
Business tax | Commentary

B3.112 Capital allowances for contributions to expenditure (contribution allowances)

Business tax | Commentary

B3.112 Capital allowances for contributions to expenditure (contribution allowances)

Capital allowances ('contribution allowances') can be made to a person who contributes a capital sum to expenditure on the provision of an asset. The general conditions that apply are1:

  1.  

    (a)     a person ('C') has contributed a capital sum to expenditure on the provision of an asset or (in the case of structures and buildings allowance) expenditure which is qualifying expenditure

  2.  

    (b)     the expenditure would (ignoring the general rule excluding contributions; see B3.111):

    1.  

      (1)     have been regarded as wholly incurred by another person ('R'), and

    2.  

      (2)     if R is not a public body (see B3.111) in the UK, have entitled R to allowances under the capital allowances code for plant and machinery, structures and buildings or mineral extraction, or to allocate the expenditure to a pool under the plant and machinery code, and

  3.  

    (c)     C and R are not connected persons

For the purposes of the provisions described here, 'relevant activity' has the meaning described in B3.111.

Example

David is a landscape gardener. Michael has a fencing business and supplies fencing that David uses in his business. Michael buys new machinery to make the fences and David makes a contribution to the cost. The contribution is deducted from Michael's expenditure

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