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Finance Act 2012

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3.Subsection (1) provides for changes to be made to Part 2 of CAA. The changes are specified in subsections 2 to 4.

4.Subsection (2) inserts a new subsection 45A(1A) into CAA. This provides that section 45A is subject to the new section 45AA.

5.Subsection (3) inserts new section 45AA into CAA.

6.New subsection (1) of section 45AA provides that expenditure incurred on P&M on or after the relevant dates (see paragraph 9) is treated as though it never qualified for FYAs under section 45A if a payment is made or another incentive is given for the purposes of:


Section 41 Energy Act 2008, in respect of electricity generated by that P&M; or


Section 100 Energy Act 2008 in respect of heat generated, or gas or fuel produced, by that P&M.

7.New subsection (2) provides for the making of assessments, or amendments to assessments, that may be necessary to give effect to new subsection (1), for example if an FYA is given and needs to be withdrawn because a feed-in tariff or renewable heat incentive tariff is paid subsequently.

8.New subsections (3) and (4) provide that a person who has made a tax return, and later becomes aware that it is incorrect because of subsection (1), must give notice of the amendments required as a result to HM Revenue and Customs within three months of the day on which the person became aware that the return had become incorrect.

9.New subsections (5) and (6) define the relevant dates for new subsection (1). These are, generally, 1 April 2012 for corporation tax purposes and     6 April 2012 for income tax purposes. Where the expenditure is incurred on combined heat and power systems, these are 1 April 2014 for corporation tax purposes and 6 April 2014 for income tax purposes.

10.Subsection (4) amends section 104A CAA. It adds a new subparagraph 104A(1)(g) which designates expenditure on solar panels as special rate expenditure for capital allowances purposes. New subsection 104A(3A) provides that the amendment to 104A(1) takes effect from 1 April 2012 for the purposes of corporation tax and 6 April 2012 for the purposes of income tax.

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