Self Assessment Claiming for a Van?

jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
Can someone please help me with this? If a self employed person buys a Van at £8000 do they have to claim for it all in the year it was bought or can it be claimed for over several years. The reason I ask is I know someone who is self employed and once they have deducted all their other expenses including the Van their profit for the year is below the Personal Allowance amount thus wasting their allowance. I thought I read somewhere that you can either claim for it all in the first year or claim a percentage until it is written off.
Thanks for any advice on this.

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  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    So if they didn't claim WDA's in the first year can they claim it in following years although they can't claim AIA after the first year?
    Thanks burg
  • burg
    burg Moderator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    Yes thats correct. AIA is only an option in year 1. WDA can be claimed at any time.

  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    That's great thanks for the replies. Not been on here for a long time but good to know there are still helpful people out there! Thanks again.
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