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  • Welcome to Myers & Co Accountants Ltd

    Welcome to Myers & Co Accountants Ltd

    Providing a professional and friendly accountancy service
  • Helping your business to be more profitable

    Helping your business to be more profitable

    We help small to medium sized businesses operate more tax efficiently
  • We offer a fixed price service

    We offer a fixed price service

    Our service is all inclusive with telephone, email and software support
  • Utilise our online system and save time

    Utilise our online system and save time

    Our online system will enable clients to approve documents securely online
  • Over 80% of our new business comes from referrals

    Over 80% of our new business comes from referrals

    We believe this is a testament to our customer service
  • Contact us today

    Contact us today

    Call or email us today and receive your free confidential consultation

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ABOUT US

Who are we:

We are a professional and friendly firm of Chartered Certified Accountants, headed up by Clive Myers, and his team.

What do we do:

We work with small to medium sized small businesses and individuals to help them operate as tax efficiently and as profitably as possible.
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Suite 204A, East Wing, Sterling House, Langston Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3TS
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2020/21

  • The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax deductible expense. However, tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available on items such as machines, equipment, furniture, certain fixtures in a building 'integral features: (ie. FA 2008 introduced a new classification of items in a building or structure, expenditure on the provision or replacement of which qualifies for writing down allowances at the lower rate available for the special rate pool. The main features that are normally integral to a modern building (such as electrical, cold and hot water systems) therefore qualify for plant capital allowances but at the lower rate.) computers, cars, vans and similar equipment used in a business. 
  • There are special rules for cars and certain 'environmentally friendly' equipment.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available to owners of commercial property which is let out to a business.
  • The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) gives a 100% write-off on most types of plant and machinery (but not cars) up to an annual limit.
  • Writing down allowances (WDA) are given for expenditure for which AIA is not, or cannot be, claimed.
  • A Structures and Buildings Allowance of 3% (2% prior to April 2020) may be available for qualifying investments to construct new, or renovate old, non-residential structures and buildings.

2019/20

  • The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax deductible expense. However, tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available on items such as machines, equipment, furniture, certain fixtures in a building ('integral features'), computers, cars, vans and similar equipment used in a business. 
  • There are special rules for cars and certain 'environmentally friendly' equipment.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available to owners of commercial property which is let out to a business.
  • The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) gives a 100% write-off on most types of plant and machinery (but not cars) up to an annual limit.
  • Writing down allowances (WDA) are given for expenditure for which AIA is not, or cannot be, claimed.
  • Structures and Buildings Allowance is introduced from 29 October 2018 at a rate of 2% on a straight line basis.

AIA

  • Special rules apply to accounting periods straddling the dates shown in the tables below.
  • The AIA may need to be shared between certain businesses under common ownership.

AIA limits - companies

Expenditure incurred:

Annual limit

  £
From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 1,000,000
From 1 January 2021 200,000

AIA limits - sole traders and partnerships

Expenditure incurred:

Annual limit

  £
From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 1,000,000
From 1 January 2021 200,000

Other plant and machinery allowances

  • Expenditure upon which AIA is not given/claimed will obtain relief through the 'main rate pool' (ie. The main rate pool is one of the two general pools into which plant expenditure is allocated (the other being the special rate pool). ) or the 'special rate pool' (ie. The special rate pool is one of the two general pools into which plant expenditure is allocated (the other being the main rate pool). The main items in the special rate pool are integral features and some higher emission cars. ) rather than each item being dealt with separately.
  • The annual rate of WDA is 18% in the 'main rate pool' and 6% in the 'special rate pool'. 
  • A 100% first year allowance (FYA) may be available on certain energy efficient plant and cars.

Cars

  • For expenditure incurred on cars, costs are generally allocated to one of the two plant and machinery pools.
  • AIA is not available on any car but a 100% first year allowance may be available on certain cars. To qualify for first year allowance, the car must be purchased new.

Cars acquired from April 2018

Emissions (g/km)

Pool

Allowance

≤50 Main rate 100% FYA
≤ 110 Main rate 18% WDA
>110 Special rate 6% WDA
  • The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax deductible expense. However, tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available on items such as machines, equipment, furniture, certain fixtures in a building (' integral features '), computers, cars, vans and similar equipment used in a business.
  • There are special rules for cars and certain 'environmentally friendly' equipment.
  • Plant and machinery allowances may be available to owners of commercial property which is let out to a business.
  • The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) gives a 100% write-off on most types of plant and machinery (but not cars) up to an annual limit.
  • Writing down allowances (WDA) are given for expenditure for which AIA is not, or cannot be, claimed.
  • Structures and Buildings Allowance is introduced from 29 October 2018 at a rate of 2% on a straight line basis.

AIA

  • Special rules apply to accounting periods straddling the dates shown in the tables below.
  • The AIA may need to be shared between certain businesses under common ownership.

AIA limits - companies

Expenditure incurred:

Annual limit

  £
From 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 200,000
From 1 January 2019 1,000,000

AIA limits - sole traders and partnerships

Expenditure incurred:

Annual limit

  £
From 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 200,000
From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 1,000,000

Other plant and machinery allowances

  • Expenditure upon which AIA is not given/claimed will obtain relief through the ' main rate pool ' or the ' special rate pool ' rather than each item being dealt with separately.
  • The annual rate of WDA is 18% in the 'main rate pool' and 6% in the 'special rate pool'. The 8% WDA is reduced to 6% from April 2019. Special rules apply to accounting periods straddling this date.
  • A 100% first year allowance (FYA) may be available on certain energy efficient plant and cars.

Cars

  • For expenditure incurred on cars, costs are generally allocated to one of the two plant and machinery pools.
  • AIA is not available on any car but a 100% first year allowance may be available on certain cars. To qualify for first year allowance, the car must be purchased new.

Cars acquired from April 2018

Emissions (g/km)

Pool

Allowance

≤50 Main rate 100% FYA
≤ 110 Main rate 18% WDA
>110 Special rate 6% WDA