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Furnished Holiday Letts Qualify For CGT Relief

As mentioned in another article, furnished holiday lettings businesses are eligible for capital allowances on equipment in the property. Where the business incurs finance costs such as mortgage interest the restriction that applies to other residential property businesses does not apply to furnished holiday lettings. It should also be noted that qualifying furnished holiday lettings […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

No Capital Allowances For Equipment In A “Dwelling House”

As a general rule, there are no capital allowances available for expenditure on plant and machinery in a dwelling house. In a recent Tax Tribunal case it was decided that only equipment installed in the “common parts” of a dwelling house qualifies for tax relief. This would typically comprise a common entrance lobby, corridors, stairs […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Reduced Rate VAT Eligibility

The key time where the reduced VAT rate becomes useful for most property investors is when they are converting a property from one use to another. For example, a single dwelling is being converted into a multiple dwelling property (a HMO). The complete information can be found in VAT Notice 708 Buildings and Construction which […]

Read more October 14th, 2019

Tax Return Season

If you are a Landlord with properties owned in your own name, then you should be considering completing your tax return now, if you have not already done so. This is to ensure you get the deadline for filing of 31 January 2020. Just remember that Section 24 (the interest rate restriction) is being introduced […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Property, Tax Credits And Universal Credit

Over the last few months we have had a number of questions on the above, and on review of the details of how Tax Credits and Universal credits work it has highlighted a few issues. If you are receiving Tax Credits and invest in property, you need to be conscious of any changes that may […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Flipping Property

It is a very important question to ask on how to structure the purchase and sale of a property you intend to buy and sell with the intention of making a profit. Many people look at this and decide to do this in their own names as a capital gain. As individuals, we all have […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Making Tax Digital Delayed For Landlords

Over the last few months, HMRC has made an announcement that they will not be introducing any additional tax requirements in 2020. This does not mean that the Making Tax Digital changes will not happen. HMRC has been clear that it will. It is merely a matter of a further delay to the implementation for […]

Read more October 9th, 2019

CGT Property Relief Changes

CGT Private Residence Relief Draft legislation to be included in the next Finance Bill will make important changes to the calculation of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) private residence relief. As announced in the Autumn 2018 Budget, there will be a reduction in the final period exemption to 9 months, with stricter conditions for letting relief […]

Read more August 9th, 2019

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Recent Rulings

In a recent ruling, HMRC has lost a case at the tax tribunal where the higher stamp duty rate was not payable. So what happened? A couple purchased an uninhabitable property so completed the Stamp Duty return on the basis that they would only pay a stamp duty bill of £1,500. However, when HMRC received […]

Read more July 4th, 2019

The 5% VAT Rules

Firstly, to start with a common misconception, the 5% VAT rule does not mean that you can reclaim 15% VAT. Let’s start at the beginning and explain where the 5% VAT rate comes into play. The 5% or reduced VAT rate can be utilised in two situations: The conversion of premises to a different residential […]

Read more July 4th, 2019