Testimonials for Capital Allowances Claims
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I approached John Plumridge for a historical capital allowances claim on a furnished letting holiday complex of 4 cottages I bought way back in 2006. Things were complicated because I had significantly renovated the cottages since then. He agreed a reasonable fee - a percentage of any extra capital allowances claimable - and his colleague Nick Johnson visited the site within a few weeks. A few weeks later his report was emailed to me, which included £98K of extra Capital Allowances (written down value), and I can use 18% of this every year to claim as an expense against profit. Even as a lower rate taxpayer this will save me £20K in tax over the next few years, BRILLIANT!.Both Nick & John were extremely friendly and helpful and I have not had any problem submitting my claim to HMRC. I would urge every FHL owner to consider making a historical capital allowance claim if they can - why pay more tax than you need? If you do want to make a claim then I FULLY RECOMMEND Curtis Plumstone, they did exactly what they said they would do, the process was painless, took virtually none of my time and has saved me loads of dosh - what's not to like?I did approach several other companies, most of them didn't call back, had a much higher fee, were too pushy or I wasn't convinced by their attitude on the 'phone.
I have worked with John on a number of clients and have always found him to be knowledgeable and professional. His expertise in capital allowances claims is second to none and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Curtis Plumstone Associates to anyone needing help in this area.
I have had several offers to ’examine and re-assess’ my business tax position with regard to Capital Allowances. I’ve always referred them to my accountants who have generally said ‘no way’. When the C-P offer came in I was attracted by the ‘no win, no fee’ aspect. Referred it once again to the accountants who said ‘nothing to lose’ this time around. I decided to take the plunge and invite C-P to analyse as promised. Communications were good, the survey was non-intrusive (although one member of staff thought they were Estate Agents and I must be selling up!) and lo and behold, a few weeks later a substantial sum of money dropped into my account from above (HMRC). Apparently this will continue year on year – must be smoke and mirrors because I have never managed to get money back from the Tax God in this quantity. Happy to pay your invoices John – a job well done!’’ - Peter Sims, Hankham Lodge.
I was not sure that Capital Allowance claims were something that really applied to my clients but after speaking to John I realised that there was a huge potential. We were working against a tight deadline with a client who was very slow to provide information but Curtis Plumstone bent over backwards and prepared their report in less than a month. The client, a partnership, reduced the January payments for both partners from £10k to £250 each with the allowance from a country pub. Clearly we ended up with a very happy client. I would wholeheartedly recommend Curtis Plumstone in the future.
Thank you for all your help John. Your team have been first class and we would not hesitate to recommend your service. Please pass on my appreciation to Nick as well. Glynne Pusey, Hollybank Rest Home, Botley, Hampshire.
Wonderful news that the capital allowances on our office unit are so high and we can make a considerable offset against corporation tax.
Thank you very much for the help regarding our freehold commercial property, you managed to identity significant capital allowances to help reduce our tax liability on this property, without your expertise, these allowances would have been lost - 5 out of 5!
Having made a very substantial financial investment converting our family run hardware retail outlet into a covered parade of smaller shops, on the advice of our accountants we decided to engage a Capital Allowances Specialist to obtain tax savings that might be available to us. We are most pleased we chose Curtis Plumstone who were professional throughout and produced very good results with minimum disruption of the business and a fee level below the competition. www.warwicklane.co.uk
Recent Changes in legislation served to highlight that one particular client could make more of the capital allowances on this hotel. With some research on different providers we are delighted we approached John Plumridge of Curtis Plumstone. John was able to meet with the client , address any concerns that the client had and provide a survey and report to support a very material claim for capital allowances. Having considered the report carefully we are quite clear that this would not have possible to prepare in house and specialist knowledge is a prerequisite. I would also add that John was very mindful of the accountant / client relationship and at no point did we feel our position was being undermined - remember that these allowances are there to be claimed and it just takes longer for some to submit their claim!! Jamesons Accountants, Witney, Oxfordshire.
Curtis Plumstone managed to identify capital allowances in excess of £575,000 for two of the nursing homes owned by our clients. This has resulted in substantial tax refunds in 2011 and reduced tax liabilities for 2012. We are grateful to John Plumridge and Nick Johnson for their professionalism and advice throughout and would highly recommend them. - Yogi Dhorajiwala CTT ATT of YD Associates.