Capital gains tax and stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

There seems to be quite a lot of misunderstanding about the tax implications of property exchanges. Many people appear to have…

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Why a cut in the basic rate of tax could hurt landlords

Many landlords have felt somewhat shafted by tax legislation for a while now. The restriction of tax relief on finance costs…

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Maximising Business Asset Disposal Relief – but beware the IHT!

Since the reduction of the lifetime limit to £1 million, for capital gains attracting Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR), business owners…

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Use preference shares to ‘turn on’ BADR for goodwill on incorporation?

Before changes in the 2015 Finance Act, it was fairly common for sole traders and partnerships to sell their trade and…

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Should I gift my property to my company?

We were having a debate in the office this week about what is the costliest mistake that anyone had come across…

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Is it OK to breach transactions in securities legislation?

Transactions in securities legislation (TISL) has been around for a long time and the legislation has gone through some changes, most…

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Divorce and Capital Gains Tax (Should I stay, or should I go now?)

As discussed in our Tax Bite of December 2020, it has always been a cruel outcome that divorcing couples who fail…

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Convert a property to a furnished holiday let?

The issue Normally a residential rental property would be subject to a 28% capital gains tax (CGT) rate on its disposal….

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Main residence dilemmas in divorce cases

The issue Normal ‘no gain, no loss’ inter-spouse transfer rules still apply in the year that a couple separates. In subsequent…

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A badly structured SPA can harm your capital gains tax position!

The issue Would you rather sell your company for £8 million with the obligation to repay its £1 million debt, or…

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