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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 140: Notice attributing deferred amounts to new expenditure

540.This section is based on section 33A(5), (5A), (6) and (8) of CAA 1990. It provides the basic conditions that need to be met for a deferred amount to be attributed to expenditure on new shipping.

541.If a deferred amount is not attributed to expenditure on new shipping, then section 144 provides that it ceases to qualify for deferment.

542.Subsection (1) provides that the shipowner must give a notice to the Inland Revenue attributing a deferred amount to the new expenditure.

543.Subsection (2) makes it clear that an attribution matches a deferred amount with an equal amount of new expenditure.

544.Subsection (3) ensures that the rule in subsection (1) is subject to the following two subsections and to the “first-in first-out” rule in section 141.

545.Subsection (4) requires the expenditure to be incurred in the six years beginning with the relevant disposal event. For example, if the balancing charge arising relates to the disposal of a ship on 29 November 2001, the expenditure on new shipping must be incurred by 28 November 2007. The expenditure must be incurred by the shipowner or a company within the same group.

546.Subsection (5) ensures that the total attributed to new expenditure may not exceed the amount of the new expenditure.

547.Section 577 defines “notice”.

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