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Landlords – Don’t overlook these common deductible expenses

As a landlord, the lower the taxable profit from your property rental business, the less tax you will pay. As allowable expenses are deducted from rental income to arrive at the profit figure, it is important that you do not overlook any expenses which you have incurred and which can be deducted when working out …

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Use of a Family Investment Company

Family Investment Companies (FIC) offer a tax efficient way to retain control over assets and still pass them on to the next generation. By providing a degree of flexibility they can be ‘fine-tuned’ to a family’s particular circumstances or requirements e.g. by drafting the company’s articles in such a way as to prevent the transfer …

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Multiple Houses

More than one home? Check which one qualifies for private residence relief

Private residence relief removes the charge to capital gains tax on the taxpayer’s only or main residence. For the purposes of the relief, a taxpayer can generally only have one residence qualifying for the relief at any one time, subject to the final period exemption for properties which have been the only or main residence …

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Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax

The government have cut stamp duty until 31 March 20201, is now a good time to buy a house?

Temporary cut in SDLT – Who benefits? To boost confidence in the property market and to maintain the momentum that has been gained since the easing of lockdown, the Government has announced a temporary increase in the residential stamp duty land tax (SDLT) threshold. From 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021, residential SDLT threshold …

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