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    • Running A Property Through A Company? Expenditure Checklist
      The rapid rise of owning properties through a company has seen a large annual jump, with the latest report from Countrywide revealing that 1 in 5 properties are now owned via a company. This is the highest proportion since records began in 2010. Lee Sharpe looks in more detail at the real costs of running a buy-to-let portfolio through a limited company...
    • 'Making Tax Digital' For Landlords - Revised Timetable Explained
      Making tax digital’ is HMRC’s project to transform the tax system.It is famously associated with the claim that we will see the end of the annual tax return. Lindsey Wicks examines the impact on landlords of the revised timetable for HMRC’s ‘making tax digital’ project...
    • Restricting Interest Relief - The Real Impact On Landlords
      From 6 April 2017, tax relief for finance costs is gradually being restricted. As many landlords and tax practitioners are finding out, the calculations are not quite as simple as one thought. Sarah Bradford takes a look at what the new restrictions on interest relief mean for landlords with differing property portfolios...
    • Private Residence Relief: Tables Turned On HMRC!
      Individuals who dispose of a dwelling house sometimes find themselves in disputes with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over whether private residence relief (PRR) is due on the disposal of the property for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes.Numerous cases have reached the courts and tribunal over the years. Mark McLaughlin highlights a case in which the burden of proof was on HMRC in respect of a taxpayer’s private residence relief claim...
    • All Change For Property Taxation
      There are numerous property tax changes that take effect from April 2017. Some were enacted back in 2015, while others were confirmed as recently as 31 January 2017. Lindsey Wicks takes a look at tax changes in the property tax arena that come into force from April 2017...
    • Cash Basis For Landlords: A Brave New World!
      HMRC’s ‘making tax digital’ (MTD) strategy aims to transform the UK into one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. Sarah Bradford looks at the extension of the cash basis to unincorporated property businesses as part of the move to a digital tax world....
    • Private Residence Relief: Another Disappointed Taxpayer!
      Private residence relief (PRR) for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes is potentially very generous. Mark McLaughlin highlights a potential problem for taxpayers wishing to claim private residence relief on a property disposal...
    • Pay Your Property CGT Bill In Instalments Over 10 Years!
      Lee Sharpe looks at a potential fall-back option, being the opportunity to pay CGT by instalments, over up to ten years, which may help to draw some of the sting of a large CGT bill...
    • CGT Challenges When Incorporating A Property Business
      Lee Sharpe looks at some capital gains tax issues for buy-to-let landlords contemplating the incorporation of their property business and gives some helpful pointers...
    • Late Tax Returns: Expecting Sympathy From HMRC?
      Most individuals are aware that if tax returns are not submitted to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the statutory filing date (normally 31 January following the relevant tax year), penalties will generally be payable. However, no penalty arises if the person satisfies HMRC (or the tax tribunals) that there was a reasonable excuse for the late return. Mark McLaughlin points out taxpayers who file their tax returns late may get more sympathy from the tax tribunal than HMRC...
    • Replacement Of Domestic Items Relief – More Complication?
      The wear and tear allowance for fully furnished lettings was repealed with effect from 1 April 2016 for corporation tax and 6 April 2016 for income tax.  It was replaced by a new relief for the replacement of domestic items. Lindsey Wicks examines the guidance available for landlords and their advisers, as the first tax year in which this relief applies draws to an end...

    • Selling Your Garden Separately – Does Private Residence Relief Apply?
      Where private residence relief (PRR) is available, it prevents a capital gains tax liability from arising on the sale of a home that has been the taxpayer's only or main residence throughout their period of ownership. If the property has not been their only or main residence throughout, some of the gain may, subject to the availability of other reliefs, may fall into charge. Sarah Bradford explores whether private residence relief is available if you sell some or...
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