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Update - inheritance tax on UK residential property

06 January 2017

On 19 August 2016 the government issued a new consultation. On 5 December 2016, its summary of the responses to the consultation was published, alongside the draft Finance Bill 2017, which provides more clarity on certain aspects of the proposals.

Residential property and IHT
Adrian Benosiglio

Non Doms and offshore trusts will become subject to IHT on enveloped structures from 6 April 2017 and urgent action is needed to reduce their exposure. With only five months to go, formulating and implementing the right solution could be tight.

All change for non-resident landlords

23 November 2016

The government is considering bringing non-resident landlords into the corporation tax regime. This will add a layer of complexity and may increase taxable profits. There are some benefits including a potential lower rate of tax.

IHT on UK residential property

18 October 2016

New proposals will mean more UK property will fall within the UK inheritance tax (IHT) net from 6 April 2017.

Trustees warned over tax return requests

12 October 2016

RSM has become aware of a number of incidences in which HMRC’s gateway system shows a tax return has been issued to a trust, even if no corresponding notice to complete a tax return has been issued to trustees.

Education costs planning to take you top of the class

16 September 2016

Although school and university fees will have been paid for September, all parents should be aiming for an A* for tax planning in their next end of term report.

Yet another stealth tax?

06 September 2016

Buy-to-let landlords could risk paying income tax on gains when disposing of property.

No such thing as a simple life for trustees

13 July 2016

While various government initiatives are focused on making tax compliance easier, life is becoming much more complicated for trustees. While professional trustees should be well placed to keep up-to-date with legislative changes, lay trustees could be at a real disadvantage.

When does a 'granny flat' become a second home?

13 July 2016

Proposed changes to legislation clarify how the new stamp duty surcharge will apply to property purchases that include an annexe.

Residential property buyers given increased stamp duty land tax rates
Adrian Benosiglio

05 July 2016

Whether you are buying residential property as an individual or in a company, the chancellor is keen to collect tax. And with increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rates now in effect, careful planning is key to avoiding overpaying SDLT.

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