Giving personal assets to my business

I’ve just started my own business and wondered if it was possible to ‘give’ the business one of my personal computers and get tax relief on it? 

1st June 2011

You may bring an asset into your accounts regardless of the original reason for it being purchased (i.e. personal), provided it will be used for the trade.

There are a few unusual circumstances, but normally the asset should be valued in your accounts at market value; rather than cost.

You may continue to use it occasionally for personal purposes, but the tax relief on the computer will be restricted accordingly between business and private use.

Starting a business can be a stressful time, but your local TaxAssist Accountant may be able to help put your mind at ease and assist with your administrative obligations. Please feel free to contact them if this interests you or you have any other queries. 

By Jo Nockels

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