SDLT exemption for when employer buys employee’s house!

Attempting to relocate a key employee can often run the risk of losing that employee altogether. What can appear to be…

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Good sense prevails in PPR claim!

From time to time, HMRC has sought to apply tax legislation and their own guidance in an extremely literal and non-commonsensical way. This…

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Lower SDLT for mixed use properties

The issue With more people looking to escape to the country,  we have been seeing more clients who purchase rural properties…

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HMRC will repay penalties for non-resident capital gains tax returns

The issue From 6 April 2015, all non UK residents are required to report the disposal of any UK residential property…

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The 3% SDLT surcharge – a trap for the unwary

The issue With an ageing population, families are increasingly looking to ‘granny flats’ as a way of caring for parents in…

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Building a Home? Less (VAT) is more!

The issue When the father of modern architecture Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe said ‘less is more’, little did he know…

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EIS deferral of residential property gains

The issue The enterprise investment scheme (EIS) offers tax breaks for investors who invest in small, new trading businesses. Among these…

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Revalue ATED properties on 1 April 2017

ATED is the annual tax payable on high value residential properties held within a corporate structure. An ATED tax return needs…

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Don’t give up too easily on SDLT group relief

The issue Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is not generally payable on transfers of property that are made between companies in…

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When is a compulsory purchase order (CPO) taxable?

The issue Councils often use a legal power to issue CPOs to land owners in order to force them to dispose…

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