Our job in capital allowances involves a bit a law, a bit of tax and a bit of construction, so it is always interesting, and even more so since starting our own business, as we have gotten to know more about our Client’s businesses. As we prepare the capital allowances claims for our clients, we also get to see behind the scenes in many different property types and businesses and get to see great roof top views of many cities around the country.
Since starting our capital allowances consultancy, one of the more unusual properties that we have valued the tax relief for is crematoria. In order to maximise the capital allowances, we have had to understand fully the business and how equipment is used and we have learnt many new things: that wicker may not be as environmentally friendly when burnt and that all crematoria have to adhere to emissions regulations, so there are actually two burners: one for the coffin and one to burn off all the smoke, gas and CO2 released from the coffin, which is then dispersed at 15m.
So, as part of our series on specialist buildings we have included an article on Crematoria, which highlights some of the features of the building that may allow enhanced tax relief if considered early in the design.
To read our article click here.