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Oil Taxation Manual

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Capital Gains: Drilling Expenditure - Pre Trading Expenditure


Where, on disposal of a licence, a deduction for drilling expenditure is made under TGCA92\S195 to a company which has not yet commenced trading, TCGA92\S195(6) prevents the expenditure from qualifying for research and development allowance relief on any subsequent trade commencement.