Repairs or replacement of business assets
21/09/2023

The term 'capital allowances' is used to describe the allowances available to businesses to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. The rules that govern the purchase of capital equipment such as computer equipment, vehicles and machinery by businesses are different to those for day to day business expenses that can be deducted from business income when calculating your taxable profits.

However, the fact that capital allowances have been given on the asset as a whole does not prevent a revenue deduction being made for a repair to that asset.

There are special rules for assets that are ‘integral features’. 

Integral features are:

  • electrical systems, including lighting systems
  • hot and cold water systems (but not toilet and kitchen facilities)
  • space and water heating systems
  • air-conditioning and air cooling systems
  • lifts, escalators and moving walkways
  • external solar shading

In general, where the expenditure on an integral feature represents 50% or more of the cost of replacing the integral feature, then the whole of the expenditure is to be treated as capital expenditure on the replacement of an integral feature for capital allowances purposes. 


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Our director-led service is supported by the expertise of our highly skilled staff. We believe that our reputation for technical excellence is one of the main reasons for the company’s continued growth. 

Since the 1960’s we have been looking after the financial needs of our diverse database of clients. The practice of today evolved from two long-established firms originating in Coventry (Luckmans) and Kenilworth (Duckett Parker) merging in 2000.

Our vision in 2000 was to combine the directors' expertise to the greatest advantage for you – our client. That ethos still holds true and has enabled us to build a relationship with our clients that lasts.

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LDP Luckmans
1110 Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park
Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB

+44 (0) 24 7662 7200
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