Gateley Capitus

What is Gateley Capitus?

Keeping tax incentives for investment simple.

We are a consultancy that specialises in advising clients on the tax incentives available for investment both in commercial property and research and development activities. With experience drawn from the tax and property worlds, we help you understand the tax legislation as it applies to your business, enabling you to claim the tax relief you’re entitled to.

We’re proud to be tax geeks but the kind you wouldn’t mind grabbing a coffee with to chat about property investments that you are looking to make, acquisitions that you are evaluating or R&D which you are undertaking.

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How Gateley Capitus has helped clients

We regularly work with businesses to identify and maximise the tax reliefs they are entitled to claim for investment in commercial property, expenditure on the remediation of contaminated land or for Research & Development activities.

Our team has worked with every type of investor, from offshore unit trusts and private individuals to REITs and traditional PropCos on most types of commercial property transactions. 

Capital allowances: Whether you acquire and manage commercial properties, develop new schemes or refurbish existing buildings or fit out space for occupation, capital allowances can yield traditional cash benefits in terms of tax saved on the expenditure incurred. Our capital allowances service for all property investment includes:

  • Assessment of refurbishment and new construction projects to understand the availability of plant and machinery allowances and other tax reliefs
  • Pre-contract advice on purchases to ensure unclaimed allowances are identified and dealt with effectively
  • Historical reviews of property portfolios to capture latent capital allowances
  • Working with Gateley’s tax team to explore wider implications and opportunities arising from property investment
  • Providing advice to our clients and their advisors on the disposal of property to ensure future tax relief is not surrendered unnecessarily

Land remediation relief: As part of a land purchase, one of the first elements of an appraisal is to understand the potential costs associated with the removal of natural and man-made contamination or below ground services. The implications of identifying these types of issues can have a considerable impact on a site appraisal which needs to be addressed within the purchase price and at the Heads of Terms stage. As specialists, we are able to assess the scope of qualifying remediation works and the true extent of Land Remediation Relief.

Tax Depreciation Analysis: For investors acquiring properties overseas, our tax depreciation analysis and cost segregation services maximise the tax relief available in each jurisdiction. This can be achieved by accelerating the depreciation of a property at rates that reflect the economic life of each component element.
By preparing a tax depreciation and cost segregation analysis on the expenditure incurred on a purchase, refurbishment or new development, investors can:

  • Reduce current and future tax liabilities
  • Improve cash flow
  • Free up capital for further investment

We can liaise and work with local advisors and provide a specialist service, making us a valuable partner when investing in commercial property worldwide.

R&D tax credits: Many companies often do not take full advantage of what is a very generous incentive. This is where experience counts. We have advised a wide range of businesses from IT companies, food and drink, construction firms, health and life sciences and traditional manufacturers on the opportunities available. Our ability to identify when and where R&D occurs in your business is what really makes us stand out from the crowd.

An overview of Gateley Capitus services

We have unlocked over £1bn of additional cash for clients to invest and grow.

Our suite of advisory services is tailored to property investors, developers and occupiers, as well as businesses engaged in research and development.

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