Category Archives: Property Tax

Finance Bill 2021: Details Published

The government has published the details of the Finance Bill 2021 on 11 March 2021. The Bill highlights the important law measures(announced in the recent 2021 Budget) set to come into legislation. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the following measures in his budget speech: an extension of the stamp duty holiday in England a super-deduction capital […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the extension of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday in Budget 2021. The government will extend the “temporary increase to the SDLT zero-rate band” for residential property in England and Northern Ireland to 30 June 2021. The zero-rate band will be £250,000 from 1 July 2021 until 30 September 2021. […]

Budget 2021: Major highlights at a glance

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his Budget 2021 in the House of Commons on 3rd March. He announced the UK government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. However, the focus on helping business and jobs through the pandemic and supporting the UK’s long-term economic recovery will remain unchanged. Here is a […]

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

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)

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) 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

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

  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

  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

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 […]