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    • A Controversial Landlord Tax Manoeuvre?
      An article which appeared in the national press recently has certainly been making some waves in the tax world. It concerned what was described as ‘a controversial tax manoeuvre’ under which a property portfolio that was subject to mortgages could be transferred to a limited company without having to rearrange all of the mortgage finance. Alan Pink comments on a report in the national press about arrangements intended to transfer a mortgaged property portfolio to a company without having to re-arrange all of the mortgage finance...
    • Are Buy-to-Let Investors ‘Caught’ For Income Tax On Property Gains?
      The passage of the Finance Bill 2016 saw some rather late anti-avoidance legislation to tackle the development of, and/or trade in, UK land or property via offshore entities. The Law Society saw fit to step in and challenge the government on its intentions in relation to UK property investors.Lee Sharpe looks at whether or not landlords should be concerned following the late introduction of some wide-ranging legislation on transactions in UK land in Finance Act 2016...
    • Landlord Mortgage Interest Relief – Who Pays?
      The restriction for landlords in the deduction of residential property finance costs (e.g. loan interest) to the basic rate of income tax, which is being phased in over a four-year period commencing from 6 April 2017. Mark McLaughlin looks at the payment of loan interest by landlords from joints accounts between spouses or civil partners...
    • Income Tax When You Rent Out Property: Case Studies
      HMRC have recently published a series of case studies which aim to help land lords avoid common mistakes when working out and reporting income and profit from renting out property. Sarah Bradford takes a look at case studies published recently by HMRC to help landlords avoid common mistakes...
    • HMRC Offers Simpler Tax Method For Buy-To-Let Landlords
      Alan Pink looks at the potential implications for buy-to-let landlords of ‘making tax digital’ following the recent consultation by HMRC...
    • Landlords Beware The Capital Gains Tax Trap
      Many landlords will be weighing up their options in light of the new regime to restrict tax relief for interest costs. Some of those who decide it’s cheaper to ‘sell up’ may have a nasty surprise in store. Lee Sharpe warns of a potential problem for landlords wishing to sell their buy-to-let properties...
    • Furnished Holiday Lettings: Is Your Property ‘Special’?
      Individual taxpayers who are residential property landlords will be aware that a profit on disposal of a property will normally be subject to capital gains tax (CGT).  Mark McLaughlin highlights a potential capital gains tax advantage of a qualifying furnished holiday lettings business compared with other property rental businesses...
    • Lettings Relief: A Possible £80,000 Tax Saving For Couples!
      Sarah Bradford explains how lettings relief can reduce a taxable gain on let property that has been your main residence at some point...
    • HMRC Let Property Campaign - Tips and Traps
      Even with the best possible intentions, when running a business and leading a busy life it is easy to get behind with one’s tax affairs. Sarah Bradford explains how landlords can use HMRC’s let property campaign to bring their tax affairs up to date...
    • Buy-To-Let Mortgage Interest: Where Are We Now? 
      The residential property loan cost regime announced by the former chancellor in the 2015 Summer Budget has already had to be overhauled in the 2016 Finance Act, which has recently been passed. Lee Sharpe looks at some of the changes to the new rules for restricting residential property loan costs, following updates in the 2016 Finance Act......
    • Unexpected Tax Charge When Transferring Property Into Trust?
      The tax implications of transactions are sometimes overlooked; or perhaps there may have been a misunderstanding about the tax implications. Mark McLaughlin points out a possible ‘last resort’ remedy if transferring property into trust results in an unexpected tax charge...
    • Business Premises Renovation Allowance - The Final Countdown
      The clock is ticking down for claims to be made for business property renovation allowance (BPRA). Lindsey Wicks looks at opportunities for claiming business property renovation allowance before its expiry in 2017...
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