Tax Question Of The Week: Rollover Relief Use of Proceeds

Q- My clients are a farming company. They recently disposed of a large piece of fixed machinery used in the business for £60,000, and made a capital gain of £10,000. The actual sale proceeds were used to fund salaries and pension contributions in the month of disposal but six months later, after the company obtained further funding, they spent £100,000 on a qualifying replacement asset, a more modern equivalent of the old one.  Is it still possible to rollover the gain in these circumstances, given that the sale proceeds of the old asset were not directly used to obtain the new one?

A- Yes, it is not necessary to establish a direct link between the disposal proceeds and their application, provided that replacement asset or assets are acquired within the normal time limits of 12 months before, or 36 months following the disposal (see HMRC capital gains manual, paragraph CG60760, although Read More