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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Paragraph 8

2055.This paragraph allows anyone affected by the minor changes in the law in this Act to elect that those changes do not apply for a chargeable period which started before 1 April 2001 (for corporation tax) or 6 April 2001 (for income tax) and ends after. This allows the Act to be applied as soon as practicable (which is what consultation showed was generally wanted) without imposing changes retrospectively.

2056.Paragraph 8(5) provides two meanings of “the relevant chargeable period”. In general it is a chargeable period which straddles 1 or 6 April. But there is a special rule for contributions. This is because a contribution might, in principle at least, be made in a straddling chargeable period (or an earlier chargeable period) to expenditure which is not incurred until a chargeable period which starts after 1 or 6 April.

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