Recent Property Taxation

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    HMRC announces changes to capital gains tax


    From 6 April 2020, the deadlines for paying capital gains tax after selling a residential property in the UK are changing.

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    HMRC to run webinar on Budget changes to SDLT


    The webinar will run from 14:00-15:00 on 12 December, and will cover the reduction in the time limit for filing a SDLT return and paying the tax due, the extension of the time limit for claiming a refund of the higher rates when a previous main residence is sold, and ...

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    Capital idea


    The rule around exemption from capital gains tax on our homes seems simple, but actually has a number of complexities. Jim Meakin explains

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    New changes to SDLT announced in Budget


    The new stamp taxes measures include higher rates of SDLT for additional dwellings, changes to the filing and payment process and first-time buyers’ relief and shared ownership.

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    Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for residential property (OnDemand)


    This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of residential property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

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    Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)

    This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

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    Common ground


    Ahead of her session on stamp duty land tax at the Property Section annual conference, Kathryn Robertson outlines some common errors in returns, payments and repayment claims and how to avoid them

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    Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances


    As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

  • Andrew Waddell

    Make no mistake


    Stamp duty land tax claims are on the rise. Andrew Waddell looks at some of the most common errors, and steps firms can take to avoid them – or mitigate them if they happen 

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    Taxing matters


    David McDowell of HMRC outlines the key changes in force from 22 November 2017 to stamp duty land tax and the annual tax on enveloped dwellings

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    Law Society provides update on VAT on disbursements


    The Law Society has set up a working group to assist in providing updated guidance to the profession in respect of the VAT treatment of disbursements

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    Law Society publishes update on SDLT changes in the Budget


    The budget set out a number of changes to the SDLT regime. The changes will be made in the Finance Bill 2017-2018. The Law Society has produced a round-up of the changes

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    Taxing issue


    The Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduces new offences of the failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion, fundamentally changing the compliance and anti-money laundering requirements imposed on law firms and clients. Hugo Daniel Lodge explains

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    Lay of the land


    Land transaction tax, the first new Welsh tax in 800 years, is set to replace stamp duty land tax in Wales from 1 April 2018. Andrew Evans explains how it will work in practice

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    Capital letters


    Ian White , chair of the Property Section, talks to Mark Tighe , CEO of Catax Solutions, about what solicitors need to know about capital allowances, an important and increasingly prevalent area of commercial property tax law

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    Higher power


    In November 2016, HMRC released new guidance on the higher rates of stamp duty land tax for purchasers of additional dwellings. David McDowell of HMRC outlines the key changes in the new guidance

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    Checks and balances


    Upcoming tax changes may lead more private property investors to incorporate. Susan Winter and Tony Lake look at the pros and cons of each structure, and what conveyancers need to know when acting for a corporate client as a property investor

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    Last-minute changes to the Finance Bill to affect BTL investors


    Significant amendments to the Finance Bill slipped in at committee stage may result in many BTL investors paying income tax rather than a CGT on their investment

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    HMRC consults on SDLT payments process


    HMRC is proposing to cut the stamp duty land tax payment window from 30 days to 14 days, and merge the filing and payment systems into one

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    Webinar: Property tax and SDLT update


    Join this webinar to learn about the significant changes that have been made to the SDLT regime which applies to residential and commercial property.