Sale of assets

Client purchased a trading business and paid a £5k lump sum for all machinery, including a van. 6 months later the van had to be scrapped and he got £300 for it. I don't have a breakdown of what the £5k was for and I don't think Im going to get one - any ideas on how best to show the gain/loss on the van?


  • burg
    burg Moderator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    Just go with a sensible estimate. You may choose that this was the £300 scrap value or a little more. Don't forget to put the proceeds in the Capital Allowances.

  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,369
    Parkers or other car valuation website may be a good start?
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