Property Capital Allowances
Many businesses and their advisers will think they’re already doing this!
What is Capital Allowance?
Capital Allowances allow commercial property owners to claim qualifying items of capital expenditure as a tax deduction and are a valuable tax relief. Property Capital Allowances can recover tax paid and reduce taxes for companies and individuals that have spent capital buying/improving commercial property. A Capital Allowance is a taxable benefit against expenditure on Plant and Machinery for the purpose of the trade.
What are Plant and Machinery?
According to HMRC “There is no definition of ‘plant’ in the Act: but, in its ordinary sense, it includes whatever equipment is used by a businessman for carrying on his business. This does not include stock-in-trade which is purchased or makes for a sale, but all goods and chattels, fixed or moveable, live or dead, which is kept for permanent employment in the business.”
What about the embedded fixtures and fittings of your commercial property?
Capital Allowances allow commercial property owners to claim qualifying items of capital expenditure as a tax deduction and are a valuable tax relief.
Property Capital Allowances can recover tax paid and reduce tax liabilities for companies and individuals that have spent capital buying/improving a commercial property. To ensure the maximum level of tax savings can be claimed, we will survey the property to highlight the embedded items that are not visible within the paperwork. As illustrated below.
If you or your clients have spent capital buying or improving a commercial property and have not had a survey to highlight the embedded fixtures and fittings, then you could be eligible to claim.
We could help you to secure tax savings from your commercial property and reduce your taxable income!
We find the most efficient way of assessing whether tax savings can be achieved is through a conversation with accountants.
We are aware of the accounting routines for assessing Capital Allowances and stress that we’re not questioning anyone’s ability, but by applying additional disciplines, our aim is to increase the level of Capital Allowances claimed and add value to their work. A survey completed on the property to identify items that are not visible within the paperwork and sit within Land & Buildings on the Balance Sheet (not Fixtures & Fittings).