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7th April 2022 P11d’s, ATED & Form 42 Returns: Now due to HMRC

Although a business may have an accounting year which doesn’t end on 5 April each year, they will still be required to submit various returns to HMRC on a tax year basis. Compliance is now an extremely important aspect of any business, with deadlines, fines and indeed penalties being applied where dates are missed, or…

1st March 2022 Inheritance tax and the increase in property prices

While you may be pleased that the value of your home is increasing, it may also mean that you need to consider the effect that the increased value may have on Inheritance Tax.   The number of people being caught by Inheritance Tax has increased by over 35% within the last year, mainly due to…

12th January 2022 Furnished Holiday Lets: Rates loophole to close

From April 2023, the government will be tightening up the rules in England where currently some landlords do not pay either business rates or council tax on their furnished holiday lets.  In most cases, however, landlords will want to be assessed for business rates in the hope of qualifying for small business rates relief (SBRR),…

1st November 2021 Budget: Extended CGT reporting deadline for residential sales

UK resident individuals who dispose of UK residential property are sometimes required to deliver a CGT return to HMRC and make a payment on account of CGT now within 60 days (instead of the previous 30 days) of completion of the property disposal. Broadly, this only applies where the property disposal gives rise to a…

21st October 2021 Holiday lettings – declare to HMRC

If you own a UK holiday let are you declaring your rental profits to HMRC? If not time may be running out to make a voluntary disclosure of past profits.   HMRC has the power to request information, or documents, from third parties such as holiday booking sites; as well as being able to search…

13th October 2021 VAT DIY Scheme: HMRC update list of allowable expenses

There has been some controversy on claims made on DIY building schemes. HMRC have updated their guidance on goods and services that can be claimed under the VAT DIY Housebuilders’ Scheme.   The list is extensive and gives an ABC of items that are allowed, from Agas to woodworm treatment – but there’s a catch,…

14th September 2021 End of SDLT Holiday

Back in July 2020, The Government launched the so-called Stamp Duty Holiday for residential properties, as part of a strategy to give the UK property market a much-needed boost during the Covid 19 pandemic. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on purchases of UK property. The amount of consideration which is exempt from SDLT…

18th March 2021 Holding residential lettings in a company

There has been an ongoing debate since the government started to reduce tax relief available on mortgage interest that having property in a company could be more beneficial.   In order to transfer the property from personal ownership there could be a CGT charge depending on the difference in value from when you bought it…

23rd April 2020 Family Investment Companies: Pass on wealth IHT efficiently

Business owners who have built up a valuable private investment company (holding cash, private or quoted equity and/or property), accumulated either from scratch or after the sale of a trading company subsidiary, will be all too aware that the lack of entitlement to Business Property Relief (BPR) creates a problematic inheritance tax (IHT) exposure –…

20th October 2020 Indexation Relief: Bank it

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been in consultation with individuals, businesses as well as professional advisers – including accountancy bodies – to review the capital gains tax system and see whether there is any scope to simplify the current tax system. The consultation process closes on 9th November 2020.   Speculation has been…