TAX NEWS: IBAs: Update on 'the end in store' . By Nichola Ross Martin

In November 2005 we reported the case of Maco Door and Window Hardware v. HMRC SPC 508 [2005], which was found in favour of the taxpaying company Maco. The revenue appealed the decision and the High Court has now found in its favour.

The case concerns Industrial Buildings Allowances (IBAs), and whether or not storage in certain circumstances can be a trade in itself. The finding of the first hearing was controversial because it upset the revenue's published guidance.

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