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UK residents' allowances
Adrian Benosiglio

The two largest expenses of a buy to let business are capital expenditure and the interest deduction. At RSM we can advise you on the most tax efficient arrangements to help you finance and structure the purchase of a property and help you evaluate your existing portfolio.

Residential property owned by individuals
Stuart McKinnon

The government believed that making residential property more expensive would discourage investors but has done little to affect the property market. Find out why there has been a spike in tax revenues and how stamp duty land tax will affect you.

Buying property
Adrian Benosiglio

Structuring the acquisition of residential property used to be relatively simple, however, this has changed over the last few years. Discover why it is essential to review your tax position in advance of the changes. Our RSM experts can help you protect your wealth when acquiring property.

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.

Private client overview

29 October 2018

Whilst there were rumours of tax rises for individual taxpayers, none of the expected increases took place. Pension tax relief remained, inheritance tax was unchanged and the main rate of capital gains tax didn’t increase. Instead, the personal allowance surprisingly increased to the promised £12,500 and the basic rate band was widened, both a year earlier. Some changes have been made to Entrepreneurs’ Relief, but the lifetime allowance and the ten per cent tax rate remains.

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.

Inheritance tax simplification could mean action now

15 June 2018

Inheritance tax (IHT), in its current form, has been largely unchanged since it was introduced in 1986. The tax take from IHT is on the rise, largely as a result of property prices, but the freezing of reliefs and allowances has also had an impact, resulting in a doubling of the tax take over the past seven years to reach close to £5bn per annum.

Offshore assets – HMRC’s knowledge is now power

15 June 2018

HMRC announced its offshore evasion strategy, the aptly named ‘no safe havens’, back in 2013 and since then it has been making this policy a reality. We are now ready to see its full force taking effect.

Are you making best use of the reliefs and allowances for the tax year ahead?

20 April 2018

As we start another tax year, it is worth reviewing the tax reliefs and allowances you are entitled to, which have been refreshed and, in some cases, changed. There are now many reliefs and allowances for different types of income but, depending on what type of income is received, a liability to tax could now arise due to changes in the annual tax allowances for particular income categories.

Trapdoors for residential property ownership

04 April 2018

Not only is most residential property now fully within the charge to inheritance tax, without careful planning tax charges can arise more than once and on loans and guarantees connected with the property.

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