Category Archives: Property Tax

What if you can’t pay your tax bill on time?

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Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible if you have missed your tax bill payment. How you contact HMRC depends on what you need to pay. You have to pay interest if you pay late. You may avoid penalties by contacting HMRC as soon as possible. If you cannot pay because of […]

Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

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The Office of Tax Simplification has revealed a new report on the policy design and core principles of CGT. The OTS has suggested some reforms for simplifying the design of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). In July 2020, the Chancellor asked the OTS  to carry out a review of Capital Gains Tax to identify: the opportunities […]

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR)/ Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER)

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) UPDATE

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) previously known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER)   Business Asset Disposal Relief was known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief before 6 April 2020.   BADR/ER provides a beneficial 10% Capital Gain Tax rate on the first £1 million of eligible gains per individual (which is tested on a lifetime basis). The Budget 2020 […]

UK Tax rises: Pay the cost of COVID-19

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The leading economists have warned that the UK will likely face “substantial” tax rises in the coming years, as the government seeks to pay for the cost of its COVID-19 response and public services. Some top economists told parliament’s Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday that tax rises were likely, although they said increases would likely […]

Review Capital Gains Tax: Chancellor requests OTS

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  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax (CGT). He requested to analyse the aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in regard to individuals and small businesses. In the 2016 Budget, there was a drop in CGT, apart from on […]

Tax Consequences on Gifted House

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  If someone wants to gift a house to his children, he needs to consider the following tax consequences regarding the gifted house. Capital Gain Tax (CGT): There will be a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and the proceeds will be deemed to be the market value of the property at the date of the gift. […]

Capital Gains Tax: New rule for property owners

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HMRC has recently announced changes to Capital Gains Tax payment for UK property sales. HMRC have reminded property owners who are selling a residential property in the UK about important deadline changes when paying Capital Gains Tax. The deadlines for paying CGT after selling property are changing from 6 April 2020. Property owners should understand […]

Entrepreneurs’ Relief: Budget 2020

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a cut in lifetime limit on entrepreneurs’ relief from £10m to £1m. This relief on capital gains tax (CGT) costs the Treasury £ 2.6bn an entrepreneurs’ year. Entrepreneurs’ relief, a tax break mostly benefits wealthy business owners. Rishi Sunak significantly scaled back the relief, which halves the capital gains tax paid […]

Record Capital Gain Tax Collected From Tax Payers in 2017-18

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Capital gains tax revenue hit a record new high of £8.8bn for the 2017-18 tax year, as 281,000 taxpayers paid a bill for selling valuables. Revenue from capital gains tax (CGT) increased 14% compared with 2016-17. The bulk of the bill was paid by high earners who made gains of £1m or more, though these […]

Can government policy on the UK property market damage the economy?

CAN GOVERNMENT POLICY ON THE UK PROPERTY MARKET DAMAGE THE ECONOMY? Date: 30/10/2017 CAN GOVERNMENT POLICY ON THE UK PROPERTY MARKET DAMAGE THE ECONOMY? By Godwin OkriIt has long been a settled argument amongst free-market economists that a liberated market is a flourishing market. This is why some economists wince each time they read about […]