Cemeteries and crematoria: contents
S169-S172ZE Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005, S146-S149E Corporation Tax Act 2009
Introduction and layout of guidance
The guidance that follows describes a statutory provision that gives relief for what would otherwise be (disallowable) capital expenditure.
The above legislation applies to traders whose trade comprises or includes:
- the carrying on of a cemetery, or
- the carrying on of a crematorium and, in connection with doing so, the maintenance of memorial garden plots.
The broad aim of the legislation is to allow a deduction for the land consumed during the period by the sale of burial plots as a proportion of the total land available for grave spaces. The guidance also describes how to compute income and expenses in practice.
This guidance does not apply to businesses using the cash basis (see BIM70000 onwards).
This chapter covers:
BIM52501Cemeteries and crematoria: tax treatment of capital receipts and expenditure
BIM52505Cemeteries and crematoria: lump sums/graves maintenance
BIM52510Cemeteries and crematoria: lump sums/graves maintenance: computing profit
BIM52520Cemeteries and crematoria: sale of niches
BIM52525Cemeteries and crematoria: memorials and inscriptions
BIM52530Cemeteries and crematoria: costs of the building