INDEPENDENT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES SPECIALISTS

Plant in Garden Centres: Claiming the Right Kind for Capital Allowances

By : January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Plant in Garden Centres: Claiming the Right Kind for Capital Allowances

Garden centres can benefit from additional tax relief on purchase and construction expenditure.

There are around 2,500 garden centres in the UK. Most are full scale “leisure destinations” with some evolving from local nurseries to others being newly constructed. Not only do they provide a range of plants and garden furnishings, but additional facilities such as […]

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Can an Accountant Claim the Capital Allowances without Specialist Support ?

By : January 12, 2016 Comments Off on Can an Accountant Claim the Capital Allowances without Specialist Support ?

Some accountants are bravely proclaiming they do not require specialist valuation support when clients buy or construct buildings. This article considers why this can be a dangerous economy which may result in PI claims.

A             Property purchases – “My lawyer and accountant claim the allowances – why do […]

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Enterprise Zones & Capital Allowances

By : December 9, 2015 Comments Off on Enterprise Zones & Capital Allowances

Enterprise Zones were reintroduced in 2012 to encourage economic growth and investment.

Businesses basing themselves on Enterprise Zones can access a number of benefits:

Up to 100% business rate discount worth up to £275,000 per business over a 5 year period

Simplified local authority planning

Government support to ensure that superfast broadband is rolled out throughout the zone, and, […]

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Capital Allowances within Private Member Clubs

By : November 11, 2015 Comments Off on Capital Allowances within Private Member Clubs

There is substantial worth of tax allowances within private member clubs. Significant savings can be achieved by considering capital allowances at an early stage. In-house accountants and tax advisors will be able to identify the apparent qualifying items of plant and machinery (P&M), such as furniture, kitchen equipment etc. When fitting out or refurbishing a […]

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Capital Allowances within Restaurants

By : October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Capital Allowances within Restaurants

Restaurant owners are often overlooking substantial tax allowances.  This happens because their accountants and tax advisors may only pick up simple & obvious plant and machinery (P&M) items, i.e. chairs, tables, crockery etc. When fitting out or refurbishing a restaurant, the construction expenditure is generally not very well detailed for capital allowances, therefore not easily […]

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Real Estate Investment Trusts: Get The REIT Advice on Capital Allowances

By : September 23, 2015 Comments Off on Real Estate Investment Trusts: Get The REIT Advice on Capital Allowances

Capital allowances may be claimed in a variety of trades and entities. Often overlooked due to its tax status, there is a genuine interaction between REITS and capital allowances as explained below.

Background

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) are tax efficient property investment companies. They were first introduced to the UK in 2007.

The main benefit of having […]

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Lawyers Should Seek Specialist Capital Allowances Advice

By : July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Lawyers Should Seek Specialist Capital Allowances Advice

John Lovell of Lovell Consulting , interviewed by Melissa Moore of LexisPSL Property, reflects on how changes to the Finance Act in April 2014 have affected real estate transactions.

Why are capital allowances important to property clients and their lawyers?

Businesses are overlooking millions of pounds worth of tax allowances. Commercial property owners may be failing […]

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Recent Capital Allowances Case Study

By : March 11, 2015 Comments Off on Recent Capital Allowances Case Study

Client purchases offices for £10m and spends £16m on refurbishment

Claim made for Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) of £0.5m – qualifies for 100% first year allowances. This flows through to a £0.1m tax saving

HMRC query the eligibility of the light fittings claimed as ECAs

 

 Lovell Consulting involvement: 

Additional £3m allowances identified on plant installed within the property as […]

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