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Capital allowances and balancing charges (Self Assessment helpsheet HS252)

Use Self Assessment helpsheet HS252 to help you fill in the capital allowances boxes on your tax return.

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This guide will help you fill in the correct boxes on your tax return when you make a claim for capital allowances.

This helpsheet gives information about:

  • capital allowances
  • plant and machinery allowances
  • plant and machinery used only partly for business purposes
  • disposing of equipment
  • cars
  • accounting periods that are different from the tax year
  • starting in business
  • ceasing your business
  • partnerships
  • capital allowances you can claim if you’re an employee
  • Business Premises Renovation Allowance
  • Flat Conversion Allowance
Published 4 July 2014
Last updated 6 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. The 2019 to 2020 helpsheet has been added to this page.

  2. The 2018 to 2019 helpsheet has been added to this page.

  3. The 2017 to 2018 helpsheet has been added to this page.

  4. The helpsheet has been added for the tax year 2016 to 2017.

  5. Rates, allowances and duties have been updated for the tax year 2016 to 2017.

  6. Rates, allowances and duties have been updated for the tax year 2015 to 2016.

  7. First published.