Donate your old/unwanted laptops and we will try to refurbish them to give to those who need them, usually via a charity.
You may have seen our recent blog about our laptop refurbishment initiative. We are now opening this up to include anyone in the UK who has a laptop they no longer want and who would like to donate it for us to refurbish and pass on to those who need them.
As you’re no doubt aware, we are expecting a number of Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK in the weeks and months to come and we also aim to refurbish laptops for them where practicable. We are working with appropriate organisations for this.
How we refurbish laptops for charity
What can we refurbish?
Specifically, if you have a laptop/s that are no more than about 4-5 years old that you’re disposing of, we would be happy to take them in, attempt to refurbish them and donate. They can be faulty, as long as they’re not beyond help/trashed! We usually donate via charities, as our other blog mentioned above explains.
How do we arrange this?
All you have to do is confirm you have one/some laptops and we will arrange with you the best way to send them to us. Once they’re with us we safely delete any data on them and refurbish them, to make sure they are fully functional and fit for purpose.
IF YOU HAVE LAPTOPS, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAILING: Hello@prodriveit.co.uk, subject line: Laptop refurbishment initiative
Help others … help your business!
Check the rules but if you’re a business owner with older laptops, have you considered using the government’s Super Deduction tax relief scheme to offset the costs of buying new computers as replacements? Then, you can donate your old laptops to help others and you will gain from having new equipment at a reduced cost for your business!
Could you use the Super Deduction tax relief?
If you’ve not already looked at this, the Government’s Super-Deduction tax break scheme allows businesses to claim back 130% of expenditure for new (or first year) business equipment against their taxable profits. This applies on qualifying purchases between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023, so act soon!
You might want to check with your accountant but the Super-Deduction generally applies to your business on qualifying purchases in certain categories, as follows:
- 130% of the costs of qualifying business purchases which would normally incur main rate capital allowances – plant and machinery investments.
- 50% (first-year allowance) of the cost of qualifying plant and machinery which would normally incur special rate capital allowances.
So if, for example, your business spent £10,000 on qualifying equipment, you can deduct 130% of that (£13,000) from your taxable profits!
In general terms the Super Deduction allows companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 they invest.
Which businesses aren’t eligible?
The scheme is aimed at larger businesses and SMEs and there are some exclusions, including:
- Partnerships such as lawyers, architects and accountants.
- Sole traders.
- Businesses that don’t pay Corporation Tax.
What equipment qualifies?
Most tangible capital assets used in the course of business, considered as plant and machinery, including:
- Solar panels
- Computer equipment and servers
- Tractors, lorries, vans
- Ladders, drills, cranes
- Office chairs and desks
- Electric vehicle charge points
- Refrigeration units
- Foundry equipment
The plant and machinery must be bought new (it can’t be used/preowned).
Further information on the government’s Super Deduction scheme is here.
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