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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 348: Additional VAT liabilities and writing off initial allowances

1174.This section is based on section 8(2)(a) and part of section 159A(3) of CAA 1990. It provides that an initial allowance in respect of an additional VAT liability is written off when the additional VAT liability accrues.

1175.Most initial allowances will relate to qualifying enterprise zone expenditure and will be given at 100%. In such cases the residue will be increased by this amount (under section 347(2)(b)) and immediately reduced again by this section.

1176.If a reduced initial allowance is made (or under paragraph 75(3) of Schedule 3 only a 20% initial allowance is available) then the net effect of these two rules is that the residue is increased by the difference between the additional VAT liability incurred and the initial allowance made.

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