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Capital allowance on used car confusion

Sole trader
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Capital allowance on used car confusion

Postby Sole trader » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Hello, This is my second post about capital allowance really confused how to complete my return including capital allowance, I had already a reply from Lambs he was very knowledgeable and helpful, I was advised that I could claim 18% of the value using capital allowance on used car but on the tab "Annual Investment Allowance" which is the only tab I have to fill out my return on capital allowance it does mention clearly we can not include cars it's only for vans, lorries and motorbikes. I am sole trader buying and selling different type of goods my car was bought for £5200 late April 2019, it's a car not a van, 70% is used for business and 30% for private use, car reg is 2017 with emission is 103gr petrol. I am using cash basis option, after all the hassle to complete this return at the top of that it will be more hassle for the coming years if I decide to sell and buy another car, I don't know if it's worth it to claim capital allowance for my the car I bought. your help is much appreciated Thank you

bd6759
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Re: Capital allowance on used car confusion

Postby bd6759 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:14 pm

Much easier to use the mileage allowance than try to work out precise expenditure and capital allowances.
45p per mile for 1st 10,000
25p per mile thereafter


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