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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 43: Effect of plant or machinery subsequently being primarily for use outside Northern Ireland

224.This section is based on section 22B of CAA 1990. It stops expenditure being first-year qualifying expenditure under section 40 if there is a change in the use of the plant or machinery and withdraws any first-year allowances which have been made.

225.Subsection (1) withdraws entitlement to first-year allowances if plant or machinery is used or held for use primarily outside Northern Ireland in the period defined by subsections (2) and (3). That is five years from the date of the expenditure if it is over £3.5 million and two years if not.

226.Subsection (4) allows first-year allowances already made to be withdrawn.

227.Subsections (5) and (6) require taxpayers to notify the Inland Revenue within three months if, as a result of this section, their tax return needs amendment.

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