Commentary

B3.339 Overview of plant and machinery allowances and leases

Business tax
Business tax | Commentary

B3.339 Overview of plant and machinery allowances and leases

Business tax | Commentary

Plant and machinery allowances and leases

B3.339 Overview of plant and machinery allowances and leases

The general rules for capital allowances on plant and machinery apply with certain modifications where the plant or machinery is used for leasing or acquired by hire purchase.

Where a person incurs capital expenditure on the provision of plant or machinery by hire purchase or under a conditional sale agreement (ie where the contract provides that he will or may become the owner of the asset on completion of the contract, for capital allowances purposes the asset is treated as owned by him (and not by any other person) at any time when he is entitled to the benefit of the contract. See B3.340A.

Where a lessee has to provide plant or machinery under the terms of a lease but does not own it, a special rule requires the lessor to bring a disposal value into account in certain cases where a disposal event occurs on or after the ending of the lease. See B3.340B.

Anti-avoidance provisions apply to counteract certain benefits derived from the exploitation of capital allowances for plant and machinery through the

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