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Limits on certain claims for tax relief

From 6 April 2013, the total amount of certain Income Tax reliefs that can be used to reduce your total taxable income is limited to £50,000, or 25% of your adjusted total income, if higher.

The main reliefs subject to this limit are:
·trade loss relief against general income and early trade losses relief - claimed on the self-employment, Lloyd’s underwriters or partnership pages
·property loss relief (relating to capital allowances or agricultural expenses) - claimed on the UK property or foreign pages
·post-cessation trade relief, post-cessation property relief, employment loss relief, former employee’s deduction for liabilities, losses on deeply discounted securities and strips of government securities - claimed on the additional information pages
·share loss relief, unless claimed on Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or Seed Enterprise Investment
·Scheme (SEIS) shares - claimed on the capital gains summary pages
· qualifying loan interest - claimed on the additional information pages

These restrictions do not apply to Gift Aid relief; nor pension contributions which have their own limits.
It is worth considering these restrictions as they may limit your ability to recover a proportion of cash lost by claiming a reduction in tax payable on future or past income and/or gains.