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Tax relief on garden shed as an office

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If a self employed person or a company purchased a shed/conservatory for home working, would this be capital expenditure  eligible for CAs or would it be treated as part of the stucture of the house?

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By Tim Vane
02nd Jul 2020 09:12

“In which” vs “With which”.

Or in other words, no CA as plant. Look at SBA.

Edit: By which I mean of course the Structures and Building Allowance.

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By Wanderer
02nd Jul 2020 11:10

No SBA for a structure located in the grounds of a residence.

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By Tim Vane
02nd Jul 2020 12:22

Wanderer wrote:

No SBA for a structure located in the grounds of a residence.

Agreed (I missed the use of garden in the title).

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By Dougscott
05th Jul 2020 09:50

If the shed/garden office was built by the garden owner could they then not rent it to the limited company business for a merket rent?

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By Paul Crowley
05th Jul 2020 14:28

But with no expenses to set against new rent income

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By Red Leader
06th Jul 2020 10:52

I'm waiting for someone to say you can set depreciation against the rent.

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By Tax Dragon
05th Jul 2020 15:00

Byebye PRR on the let pert of the gerden.

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By DJKL
06th Jul 2020 11:57

Though if a couple own ,each with an annual exemption ,it will likely take a fair few years for the land parcel under the shed to have a gain that might fall in to tax. (My garden shed sits on under 5% of my garden, if you include footprint of house and garden combined nearer 2%)

Am actually currently building a very small summerhouse (My Covid challenge, build an entire building with all the scrap timber I have access to trying to buy as little as possible (to date two ply glazing, long screws and paint/roof sealer only purchases)), base, back wall, roof supports and roof beams are all in, both doors mainly made ready for tidying/painting/glazing, catch is as soon as I fitted the floor the fates conspired against me, the roof sealer got delayed in the post , it has rained heavily or blown a gale ever since I fitted the floor (except when I am working at my desk, of course) so getting the roof panels on to protect the floor has not yet been possible- somebody up there does not like me.

However mine is not to be a home office, it is a place where I can pop out to to smoke (pipe now, have over years ditched cigarettes for cigars and now ditched cigars for a pipe) and I have already wired to feed power in so I can also have a kettle, mini fridge and music.

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By Mr_awol
06th Jul 2020 12:10

DJKL wrote:

mine is not to be a home office, it is a place where I can pop out to to smoke (pipe now, have over years ditched cigarettes for cigars and now ditched cigars for a pipe)

"Although the risk of dying from tobacco-associated diseases is lower for pipe smokers than for cigarette smokers, pipe smoking is as harmful as, and perhaps more harmful than, cigar smoking"

Source - https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/96/11/853/2520796

Maybe worth going back to cigars?
(stereotypically smug ex-smoker signing off)

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By DJKL
06th Jul 2020 12:38

At £6.95 a cigar and my ending up buying a box of 20 a week I will now stick with a weekly 50g of pipe tobacco at circa £16 instead.

https://thepipeshop.co.uk/product/chinchalero-novillo-x1-loose/

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By WallyGandy
07th Jul 2020 15:30

It's a "no". Had to tell a few puzzled clients as it does seem lucrative. Naturally, any fixtures/furniture therein may qualify for CAs.

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