As of 01/04/2021 tax on business, the equipment can be reclaimed at a rate of 130%. Significantly reducing the cost of these goods!

In addition, the publicly available list of qualified expenses includes: "computer equipment and servers".

A new 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets; and a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets.

From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim:

  • a 130% super-deduction capital allowance on qualifying plant and machinery investments
  • a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets

The super-deduction will allow companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 they invest, ensuring the UK capital allowances regime is amongst the world’s most competitive.

The government has offered unprecedented support for businesses during Covid. Even so, pandemic-related economic shocks and the accompanying uncertainty have chilled business investment. This super-deduction will encourage firms to invest in productivity-enhancing plant and machinery assets to help them grow and make those investments now.

See the Super-deduction factsheet (PDF151KB3 pages) for more information.

What are plant and machinery? Most tangible capital assets used in the course of a business are considered plant and
machinery for the purposes of claiming capital allowances.
There is not an exhaustive list of plant and machinery assets. The kinds of assets which may
qualify for either the super-deduction or the 50% FYA include, but are not limited to:
• Solar panels
• Computer equipment and servers
• Tractors, lorries, vans
• Ladders, drills, cranes
• Office chairs and desks,
• Electric vehicle charge points
• Refrigeration units
• Compressors
• Foundry equipment

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