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CAPITAL
ALLOWANCES

Secure tax relief for your business against certain types of capital expenditure.

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What are Capital Allowances?

In the UK, capital allowances are tax reliefs that businesses can claim on specific capital expenditures. When a company invests in assets like machinery, equipment, or commercial property, it can deduct part of the cost from its taxable profits over time. This deduction reduces the company's overall tax liability, providing a financial incentive for business growth and investment.

The UK government sets specific rates for different asset categories, which determine the amount that can be claimed each year. Capital allowances help companies manage their tax burden, encourage capital investment, and stimulate economic growth by freeing up funds for reinvestment in their operations. Understanding and maximising these allowances is essential for efficient tax planning and financial management.

Investment in research and development (R&D) often involves spending on capital assets such as commercial property and equipment. Therefore, it makes sense for innovative businesses to consider these expenditures together.

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Qualifying for Capital Allowances

By meeting the criteria for Capital Allowances, your company can gain access to substantial financial rewards, enabling you to encourage business investment and promote economic growth and operational efficiency. 

You may qualify for Capital Allowances if:

You must incur capital expenditure on qualifying assets.

You must use the assets for businesses purposes.

Your business must be subject to UK cooperation tax or income tax. 

You have maintained proper documentation and accounting records.

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How do Capital Allowances Effect Tax?

The following example illustrates how capital allowances can decrease the amount of tax owed, based on a company tax rate of 25%. In this scenario, capital allowances reduce the tax payable by £250,000.

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Without Capital Allowances:

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With Capital Allowances:

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Capital Allowances Eligibility

Discover our streamlined process for securing Capital Allowance. We ensure complete transparency in our services, with no hidden fees or unexpected complications. Navigating Capital Allowance has never been easier. Our no-obligation consultation won't affect your credit score.

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UK Corporation and Income Tax

Your UK tax status is key for capital allowance eligibility. If your business pays UK corporation or income tax, you might qualify for capital allowances on certain assets.

02

Asset or Property Location

Location matters for capital allowance claims. Assets must be in the UK to qualify; those outside typically don't qualify for UK capital allowances.

03

Commercial Property and Communal Areas

Capital allowances typically apply to commercial properties and select communal areas in residential buildings. Understanding the property's commercial nature is crucial for eligibility.

04

Holding the Property/Asset as Investment

This question checks if the property or asset is mainly for investment, affecting tax treatment and eligibility for allowances. If so, it's likely on capital account, qualifying if it meets criteria. Understanding why you hold it ensures accurate tax treatment.

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