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Finance Act 2012

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1.Section 45 provides that where feed-in tariffs or renewable heat incentive tariffs are paid in respect of electricity or heat generated (or gas or fuel produced) 100 per cent first-year allowances (FYAs) are not available under section 45A of Capital Allowances Act 2001 (CAA) for expenditure incurred on the plant and machinery (P&M) that generates or produces it. This change generally applies for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2012 (for businesses within the charge to corporation tax) or 6 April 2012 (for businesses within the charge to income tax) but where the expenditure is on combined heat and power systems the change applies from 1 or 6 April 2014.

2.This section also provides that expenditure incurred on solar panels, on or after 1 April 2012 (for corporation tax purposes) or 6 April 2012 (for income tax purposes), is special rate expenditure for capital allowances purposes.

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