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Property sector could be hit by hidden tax changes

29 October 2018

A number of changes in the budget will impact on the property sector. The restriction on the use of brought forward capital losses against gains could increase tax exposure on disposals by companies. Extending the holding period for entrepreneurs’ relief to two years will impact on some individuals disposing of their trading companies. A number of capital allowance changes were announced which will impact on property investors.

Change to capital gains tax obligations for property

14 September 2018

The Government published draft clauses for Finance Bill 2018-19 on 6 July 2018. The published material included draft legislation relating to the taxation of capital gains on property; notably a change to the reporting and payment on account obligations for UK resident individuals and trustees with residential property gains. The changes will take effect for disposals on or after 6 April 2020, in line with announcements made at Budget 2017.

Will Chinese capital continue?

15 January 2018

The EU referendum has created a favourable landscape for overseas investment. While volatility acts as a break on domestic spending, the weak pound creates a big incentive for international investors. In the first three quarters of 2017, Chinese investors spent £6.4bn on UK property: up from £2bn in the same period in 2015.

What should you do?

29 November 2017

The first step is to check whether your building falls within the scope of the legislation? If it does, are there any exceptions?

Commercial landlords in the hot seat?

29 November 2017

Landlords who don’t comply with the regulations, will risk paying penalties and have their non-compliance published. These penalties could reach £150,000 for a three month incident.

Property sector not forgotten in Budget

22 November 2017

Mixed bag for individuals and businesses who will be impacted by chancellor’s Budget property announcement.

Individuals affected by property changes

22 November 2017

Some individuals may benefit from some of the changes to residential property taxation, whilst others will pay higher ATED charges.

Peter Graham

Partner

Peter is a tax partner in Stoke office and is national head of capital allowances. He has over 20 years experience in advising owner-managed businesses on ways of optimising their overall tax position.

Non-resident landlords may become subject to corporation tax
Adrian Benosiglio

28 March 2017

The corporation tax regime is complex and subject to a wide range of anti-avoidance measures. A lower rate and additional deductions for management expenses should be welcomed.

12 months in the world of property tax
Adrian Benosiglio

20 March 2017

Since MIPM 2016 the residential investment market has borne the brunt of tax changes, further increasing the cost of investing in UK property.

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