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Capital Allowances Act 2001

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177Equipment lessors
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(1)If—

(a)the conditions in—

(i)section 178 (equipment lessee has qualifying activity etc.),

(ii)section 179 (equipment lessor has right to sever fixture that is not part of building), or

(iii)section 180 (equipment lease is part of affordable warmth programme),

are met in relation to an equipment lease,

(b)the equipment lessor and the equipment lessee are not connected persons, and

(c)they elect that this section should apply,

the equipment lessor is to be treated, on and after the relevant time, as the owner of the fixture as a result of incurring the capital expenditure on the provision of the plant or machinery that is the subject of the equipment lease.

(2)The relevant time for the purposes of subsection (1) is (unless subsection (3) applies) the time when the equipment lessor incurs the expenditure.

(3)If—

(a)the conditions in section 178 are met in relation to an equipment lease (but the conditions in sections 179 and 180 are not), and

(b)the equipment lessor incurs the capital expenditure before the equipment lessee begins to carry on the qualifying activity,

the relevant time is the time when the equipment lessee begins to carry on the qualifying activity.

(4)If an election is made under this section, the equipment lessee is not to be treated under section 176 as the owner of the fixture.

(5)An election under this section must be made by notice to the Inland Revenue—

(a)for income tax purposes, on or before the normal time limit for amending a tax return for the tax year in which the relevant chargeable period ends;

(b)for corporation tax purposes, no later than 2 years after the end of the relevant chargeable period.

(6)“The relevant chargeable period” means the chargeable period in which the capital expenditure was incurred.

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