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[F151MSpecial provision for long chargeable periodsU.K.
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(1)This section applies where—

(a)section 51H applies in relation to two or more qualifying activities controlled by a person (“P”) in a tax year, and

(b)the relevant chargeable period for one of those qualifying activities (“A1”) is longer than a year.

(2)An additional amount of annual investment allowance may be allocated to relevant AIA qualifying expenditure incurred for the purposes of A1.

(3)That additional amount is the amount, or the aggregate of the amounts, of any relevant unused allowance for each tax year (a “previous tax year”)—

(a)which falls before the tax year mentioned in subsection (1)(a), and

(b)in which part of A1's relevant chargeable period falls.

(4)The amount of the relevant unused allowance for a previous tax year is (subject to subsections (7) and(8))—

but where the amount given by that formula is less than nil, the amount of the relevant unused allowance for the previous tax year is nil.

(5)In subsection (4)—

  • MA is the amount specified in section 51A(5) in relation to the previous tax year, and

  • AM is the amount of any annual investment allowance made under section 51A or 51K in respect of AIA qualifying expenditure incurred for the purposes of a relevant qualifying activity in the chargeable period for that activity ending in the previous tax year.

(6)Relevant qualifying activity” means—

(a)any qualifying activity carried on by a qualifying person other than a company which was controlled by P in the previous tax year (see section 51I) and related to A1 in that tax year (see section 51J), and

(b)if A1 was controlled by P in the previous tax year (see section 51I), A1.

(7)Where any part of the amount calculated under subsection (4) has, on a previous application of this section, been allocated to AIA qualifying expenditure incurred for the purposes of a qualifying activity controlled by P in a tax year before that mentioned in subsection (1)(a), the amount of the relevant unused allowance is reduced accordingly.

(8)Where the amount of the relevant unused allowance for a previous tax year would (apart from this subsection) exceed—

the amount of the relevant unused allowance for that tax year is limited to the amount given by that formula.

(9)In subsection (8)—

  • DCPY is the number of days in A1's relevant chargeable period falling in the previous tax year,

  • DY is the number of days in that tax year, and

  • MA has the meaning given by subsection (5).

(10)Nothing in this section prevents section 51K(6) applying in relation to relevant AIA qualifying expenditure incurred for the purposes of A1.

(11)In this section references to a relevant chargeable period, in relation to a qualifying activity, are to the chargeable period for that activity ending in the tax year mentioned in subsection (1)(a).]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 51A-51N and cross-heading inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 24 para. 23 to the amending Act) by Finance Act 2008 (c. 9), Sch. 24 para. 3

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