Capital allowances

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1. UK tax.

Relief from income tax and corporation tax based on eligible capital expenditure.

The rate of relief depends on the amount and the nature of the expenditure.


Similar relief under other tax systems, often known as 'tax depreciation'.

Tax depreciation and capital allowances generally give the same total tax relief over time, as the total accounting depreciation charged on the same assets over their total life.

However, the phasing of the tax relief will often differ from the phasing of the accounting depreciation charges.

These timing differences are one source of deferred tax assets and liabilities.

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