If you have a number of properties and the portfolio is run as a business this may well be a sound idea, however, a 3% Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) will be charged in addition to the usual tax on profits in certain circumstances.Details
As employers now have a duty to make pension contributions for their employees it may be worth employees considering salary sacrifice to make their contributions to the pension.Details
The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
His report set out a number of actions the government will take including support for more housebuilding. His view is that the economy continues to grow and continues to create more jobs.The major attention-grabber was aimed at first time buyers who will not have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on homes costing up to £300,000.Details
‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) is a government initiative that sets out a vision for ‘a transformed tax system and the end of the tax return’ by 2020. Under the MTD scheme, HMRC is aiming to create a single ‘digital account’ for each taxpayer in order to unify their different taxes and make it easier for them to manage their tax affairs. Taxpayers will be able to log into their digital account in order to view all payments made and offset overpayments from one tax against underpayments in others.Details
From 6 April 2017, contractors must use an approved method of electronic communication to verify their subcontractors. HMRC will only accept verification via teh free HMRC CIS online service, or commercial CIS software.Details
The ‘Investors Relief’ has been introduced to encourage passive investors to invest in trading businesses
In the Budget 2016 a new relief was introduced, Investors Relief (IR) to encourage passive investors to invest in trading businesses. The investor subscribes for qualifying shares and when these shares are disposed of the gain in value of the shares attracts a preferential 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) up to a lifetime limit of £10 million.Details