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    Can I claim for a driveway repair / renewal

    Hi all,

    Where can I find guidance on the HMRC website for my question, i've been looking but with little success so far.

    Basically last year my BTL driveway began to crumble away, my estimate is it was original with the house (80 yrs old), with a skim of tarmac at some point on top of the original concrete.

    As such I paid for renewal of it, which meant tearing most of it up and starting afresh.

    Question is, is that allowable ?

    any help appreciated, if i go round the HMRC website again i may lose the will to live !


    thanks


    Paul

    #2
    I had similar, and my accountant okayed it without a whimper.
    To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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      #3
      Yes you can. It is a legitimate expense and it is not a capital expense.

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        #4
        thanks for the info guys, always a confidence booster to hear from those more experienced.

        I also managed to find some info on HMRC at last : BIM46910, 11 and 20, which basically explain (as I read it) that the drive is allowable as:
        it is integral to the house
        the "functionality" of it hasn't changed (it hasn't become a motorway)
        it is using new materials, but they don't change what the drive can do
        it was a repair of existing thing, not a new addition

        that is all good news ! (might buy myself a beer as a reward :-)

        thanks again

        Paul

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