Spouse rules for the 2% SDLT surcharge

In this week’s Tax Bite we discuss some of the nuances of the spouse rules contained within the new non-resident SDLT…

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Capital loss for lost deposits?

The issue One issue which sadly crops up  sometimes is the question of whether tax relief can be claimed on a…

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2% SDLT surcharge about to kick in

The issue From 1 April 2021 non-UK residents will face a 2% hike in SDLT for purchases of residential property. This…

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What about Principal Private Residence losses?

The issue Most people are aware that gains on the sale of a main residence are not generally subject to capital…

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New rules for inter-spouse transfers of main residence

The issue With all the chaos that was going on, you may have missed a rather subtle change that was introduced…

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Offshore property companies need to review UK tax reporting requirements

The issue Not so long ago offshore companies did not have too much UK tax to worry about. If they received…

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Selling your own/former home? Two key changes are on the horizon that may make you want to act quickly

The background Most people will be aware that there is a relief from capital gains tax (‘CGT’) when selling a property…

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Conveyancers should be careful when providing SDLT ‘advice’

The issue Each year hundreds of thousands of house buyers are ‘advised’ on the SDLT that they will need to pay…

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Falling house prices mean Inheritance Tax refunds for many

The issue London house prices have dropped so much in value over the past year that anyone who has inherited a…

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Acceleration of tax payment date for residential property gains

The issue For UK resident individuals, capital gains tax on residential property is payable alongside other capital gains tax under self-assessment….

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