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In 2021, a forward-thinking commercial property investor embarked on a journey to revamp their office complex in Birmingham. With a vision to modernise the building and create an engaging work environment, they were keen to explore the potential benefits of Capital Allowances. However, the intricacies of the tax system, especially Annual Investment Allowances (AIAs). That’s when our team stepped in to provide expert guidance and unlock substantial tax savings.

For this project, we partnered closely with the office complex owner, determined to unleash the full potential of their Capital Allowances and uncover significant and ongoing tax relief.

Our Process to Maximise Tax Relief on Commercial Property

Our journey began with a meticulous examination of the investor’s renovation plans. We combed through the assets and planned expenditures, focusing on identifying new and unused plant and machinery that could qualify for AIAs. Our goal was clear: maximise available tax savings within the office fitout.

Given that the property was recently acquired, we also sent out our surviving team to uncover any previously unclaimed allowances. We ensured that the investor fully grasped the tax implications associated with the purchase. Our specialists and tax experts determined the quantity, quality and value of the fixtures, fittings and embedded items already within the property.

We tailored a robust strategy that aimed to extract every possible Capital Allowance for our client. In the end, we uncovered a remarkable £1.3 million in unclaimed Capital Allowances. Our comprehensive report included a list of qualifying assets and their respective values that could be claimed.

Our team worked seamlessly with the owner’s accountants, ensuring all necessary documentation was in order. We also maintained close communication with HMRC with a 100% approval rate on reports submitted, so we always leave no stone unturned in our quest to secure the tax savings. Our dedication to a smooth and efficient process made a world of difference and is why we’re the UK’s leading independent Capital Allowance specialists.

A Successful Claim

Thanks to HMA Tax’s unwavering commitment and tailored approach, the office complex owner was able to successfully claim £1.3 million in previously unclaimed Capital Allowances. These substantial tax savings were a game-changer for the investor. Not only did they achieve their goal of a modernised and vibrant office space in Birmingham, but they also gained the financial empowerment that comes with expert tax assistance.

This success story exemplifies the transformative impact of Capital Allowances when harnessed effectively. With the right expertise and a strategic approach, commercial property investors can unlock hidden opportunities for tax savings while realizing their vision of a modern, thriving workspace. At HMA Tax, we remain dedicated to guiding our clients through these complexities, ensuring they reap the benefits they deserve. Let us help you to turn your property dreams into reality, just as we did for our client in Birmingham.

At HMA Tax, we are the UK’s leading experts on embedded Capital Allowances for commercial property owners. If you, or someone you know owns a commercial property and would like to find out more on how we generate thousands of pounds in tax relief, please call get in touch on 01384 904090 or email

Miguel Ramskill

Miguel Ramskill

Associate Director

If you own a commercial property and would like to find out more about how your business could improve its tax situation, please call Miguel on 01384 904090 or email for more information.