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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.

Are SDLT charges hitting the wrong target?

19 September 2017

The intention of introducing a 3 per cent increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate was to ‘try and redress the balance between those who are struggling to buy their first property and those who are able to invest in additional properties’.

Charity tax relief stats shed light on UK population's charitable giving

04 July 2017

The latest charitable tax relief statistics have been released by HMRC, and a few interesting facts emerge about the UK population’s charitable giving.

Action needed by trusts to comply with beneficial owner register requirements

04 July 2017

Action is needed by trusts to comply with a new requirement for a beneficial ownership register for trusts operated by HMRC. New trusts within the scope will need to register by 5 October 2017 and information on existing trusts must be provided by 31 January 2018.

Changes in inheritance tax laws encourage charitable giving

31 May 2017

Back in the March 2011 Budget, the Chancellor announced a cut in the rate of inheritance tax (IHT) for those leaving at least 10 per cent of their estate to a charity. Since then, statistics show there has been a sharp increase in the amount of charitable donations left in wills with an accompanying rise in the tax relief granted, suggesting that the policy is working as intended. Sadly though, there also seems to have been an increase in family members challenging wills where the family feel they have been disadvantaged as a result of the charitable bequests.

Landlord tax changes bite

18 April 2017

The government’s pledge to not raise rates of income tax, VAT and National Insurance contributions during the current parliament (the triple lock) has meant that it has had to look to other ways of increasing the tax take.

Individual taxation and fairness

18 April 2017

As we know, the Chancellor was forced into an embarrassing U-turn only a week later on the basis that the 2015 Conservative Party election manifesto had promised no increase in NIC (or VAT or income tax) rates: it is perhaps strange that no advisers pointed this out to Mr Hammond before he made his Budget speech.

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.

Are you ready for the tax year end?

17 March 2017

As the end of the tax year approaches, what claims and elections should you consider?

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