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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.

Overview of private client compass
Gary Heynes

01 March 2018

We are delighted to launch the latest edition of private client compass. In this year’s publication and videos we present a range of common scenarios for things like succession planning, property ownership, for people in business or for international aspects of private client.

Residential landlords action needed

16 February 2018

From 6 April 2017, income tax relief restrictions for loan finance costs apply to residential landlords which, as they are phased in, will put financial pressure on many.

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.

All change for commercial property?

15 December 2017

The Treasury has issued a consultation paper introducing proposals for new tax charges for UK commercial property held through international structures. The proposals could have a significant financial impact on UK investment decisions, and could conceivably put a break on property development across the country.

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.

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