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    • 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      The wear and tear allowance for fully furnished lettings was repealed with effect from 1 April 2016 for corporation tax and 6 April 2016 for income tax.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...
    • When Does Incorporation Stack Up For Landlords?
      A BTL investor should only incorporate his or her business if there is good reason to do so. Lee Sharpe looks at the main issues to bear in mind for buy-to-let landlords contemplating the incorporation of their property business...
    • Incorrect Tax Advice: A Cloud With A Silver Lining?
      Tax is a complicated matter, and tax return errors sometimes arise. Mark McLaughlin points out taxpayers may sometimes be able to rely on professional advice as an escape from a penalty for a careless tax return error if that advice turns out to be incorrect...
    • A Tax Checklist On Buying A Property
      The stress involved with arranging finance, chasing your solicitor, chasing your vendor, and wading through reams of ‘searches’ and so on, shouldn’t deflect your mind from considering the potentially very important tax aspects surrounding acquisition of a property. Alan Pink offers a helpful list of tax issues to consider when considering property purchases...
    • Corporate Landlords And The ‘ATED’ Trap
      ATED – short for ‘annual tax on enveloped dwellings’ – is a three-pronged instrument to counter certain tax schemes to avoid SDLT by individuals using a corporate vehicle to acquire a property, which they intend to use as a home. Satwaki Chanda looks at the annual tax on enveloped dwellings rules and how they affect corporate landlords...
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