Based on CO2 emissions
The table below shows the WDA allowance as a percentage based on the official CO2 g/km figure for the vehicle in the pool
|100% First year allowance||2017/1875 or below||2018/1950 or below||2019/2050 or below||2020/2150 or below|
|18% WDA - Main pool||2017/1876 to 130||2018/1951 to 110||2019/2051 to 110||2020/2151 to 110|
|8% WDA - Special pool||2017/18Above 130||2018/19Above 110||2019/20—||2020/21—|
|6% WDA - Special pool||2017/18—||2018/19—||2019/20Above 110||2020/21Above 110|
For corporation tax purposes the thresholds above apply to cars purchased on or after 1st April whereas for income tax purposes new tax years start on 6th April.
Finance Bill 2018-19 reduces the special pool rate from 8% to 6%
Electric charge-points are eligible for 100% FYAs until April 2023 (Finance Bill 2018-19)
Capital allowances for vans
A van with zero CO2 emissions is eligible for a 100% first year allowance.
Any other van should be treated as plant and machinery and allocated to the main pool, where it will be eligible for writing down allowances at 18%.
Annual Investment Allowance
The Annual Investment Allowance of £200,000 will increase to £1,000,000 for expenditure in the period 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2020 (Finance Bill 2018-19)
Where qualifying expenditure exceeds the annual cap, tax relief will be given under the normal capital allowance regime via the main or special rate pools, with writing down allowances being given at the appropriate rates.