26 - June 2019Do you own a holiday cottage? You could get favourable tax treatment.
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Furnished holiday lettings – is it worth qualifying? When it comes to taxing rental income, not all properties are equal. Different rules apply to properties which meet the definition of ‘furnished holiday lettings’ (FHLs). While the rules now are not as generous as they once were, they still offer a number of tax advantages over […]
22 - June 2019Make sure you take into account stamp duty if you’re looking to buy a commercial property.
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Stamp duty land tax on non-residential properties Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable in England and Northern Ireland on the purchase of property over a certain price. It applies equally to residential and non-residential properties, although the rates are different. Stamp duty land tax is devolved with land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) applying […]
13 - June 2019If you might want to sell a property cheaply to a family member make sure you read this first.
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At first sight, the calculation of a capital gain or loss on the disposal of an asset is relatively straightforward – simply the difference between the amount received for the sale of that asset and the cost of acquiring (and, where relevant) enhancing it, allowing for the incidental costs of acquisition and disposal. However, as […]
02 - May 2019SDLT and first-time buyers
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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable where you buy a property in England or Northern Ireland and the amount paid is more than a certain amount. SDLT does not apply in Scotland, where Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) applies instead, nor in Wales, where Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is payable. As far as […]
02 - May 2019Putting property in joint name – beware a potential SDLT charge
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There are a number of scenarios in which a couple may decide to put a property which was previously in sole name into joint names. This may happen when the couple start to live together, get married or enter a civil partnership. Alternatively, it may occur if the couple take advantage of the capital gains […]