Can an EIS investment ‘convert’ residential capital gains tax rates into non-residential rates?

The issue It is well known that EIS investments provide the ability for capital gains to be deferred until the EIS…

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SDLT on incorporation?

The issue When a business is incorporated, people are generally aware of the various capital gains tax reliefs available (e.g. section…

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Are Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) more valuable than ever?

The issue Many people already know that Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) benefit from many tax advantages when compared to long-term rental…

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Private Client and Trusts Webinar

Forbes Dawson partner, Laura Hutchinson, will be presenting two webinars on MBL over the next few months. Details of the webinars…

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Prepare for VAT issues before property auctions

The issue If you get involved in buying a commercial property at auction then there is a good chance that such…

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Commercial property rebasing rules can be friendly

The issue When gains are made on UK commercial property after 5 April 2019 non-residents (individuals and companies) will be within…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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New cash basis for landlords

As we approach the 2017/18 tax return season, it is worth recalling that it is the first tax year in which…

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No 3% SDLT surcharge for inter-spouse property transfers

The issue A common way to mitigate tax on rental income is to transfer a rental property to a lower tax-paying…

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