Certain plant and machinery can qualify for what’s known as Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which allows businesses to claim for the cost of the new asset (up the specified threshold) in the year of purchase. The current Annual Investment Allowance is £200,000 (in the year to 31 December 2015 the limit was £500,000) and it’s … Continue reading Tax Allowances on the Farm
The introduction of the Main Residence Nil Rate Band (MRNRB) has significantly changed Inheritance Tax Planning for Land and Business Owners. If your assets are worth more than £2m (including Land and Business assets) then your Estate could lose the benefit of up to £350,000 in MRNRB. This could increase Inheritance Tax by up to … Continue reading Big Changes In Estate Planning
When carrying out extensive repairs to maintain their premises a farmer may assume that, without question, these repairs will be offset against the business income received thus reducing the tax bill for the applicable accounting period. HM Revenue and Customs however, may adopt an entirely different view. Repairs are tax deductible and can be claimed … Continue reading Are Your Farm Repairs Tax Deductible?
No matter what type of business you run, you will have assets. Farm businesses may have stock, land, crops, machinery, a farmhouse. It is prudent to insure these assets to be confident that you that you are fully covered in the event of an unfortunate incident. Given the amount of assets anyone may insure and … Continue reading Accounting For Insurance Payouts