Recent Property Taxation

  • Kate Garcia
    Feature

    Freeport opportunities

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Following the budget day announcement of the first eight freeport locations and the subsequent publication of the draft legislation, Kate Garcia outlines the opportunities within freeport tax sites and the likely implications for property practitioners

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    Feature

    Fault lines

    2021-03-09T11:57:00Z

    Suzanne O’Hara looks at some of the common errors made in stamp duty land tax, and how these can be addressed

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    Feature

    Stamp of approval

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    In light of the current stamp duty land tax holiday, Caitlin Padmore offers some tips on working with clients to make sure they understand the tax and keep you updated if their situation changes

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    Managing client expectations around the stamp duty holiday deadline

    2020-11-16T11:31:00Z

    The SDLT holiday has boosted the housing market, but increased pressure on solicitors to complete transactions before the deadline in March 2021. Peter Rodd and Sarah Dwight share advice on what you can do now to manage clients’ expectations

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    News

    Calls for government to reduce pressure ahead of stamp duty holiday deadline

    2020-11-05T15:10:00Z

    The Law Society has called on the government to take action ahead of the stamp duty land tax holiday deadline on 31 March 2021.

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    News

    HMRC issues reminder of capital gains tax changes

    2020-10-26T17:11:00Z

    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 announces changes to capital gains tax

    2020-03-17T14:01:00Z

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

  • Jim Meakin
    Feature

    Capital idea

    2018-12-05T10:25:00Z

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

  • Kathryn Robertson
    Feature

    Common ground

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Andrew Waddell
    Feature

    Make no mistake

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    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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    Feature

    Taxing matters

    2018-03-22T12:12:00Z

    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

  • Hugo Daniel Lodge
    Feature

    Taxing issue

    2017-09-06T00:00:00Z

    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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    Feature

    Lay of the land

    2017-03-07T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Mark Tighe
    Feature

    Capital letters

    2017-03-07T00:00:00Z

    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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    Feature

    Higher power

    2017-03-07T00:00:00Z

    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

    2016-12-12T17:17:00Z

    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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    Feature

    The line of duty

    2016-06-02T13:32:00Z

    The new higher stamp duty land tax rate for additional properties came into effect on 1 April 2016. Nigel Popplewell outlines how the changes apply to purchasers of residential property

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    Analysis

    Spotlight: Budget 2016 – bad news for big business and buy-to-let?

    2016-03-18T15:21:00Z

    For the losers in this year’s budget, it inevitably means more tax. For the winners, it isn’t simply about paying later, but whether they have to pay at all. James Letchford, a property partner at Thomas Eggar (part of the Irwin Mitchell Group), considers some of the key announcements.

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    Home free

    2016-03-08T15:34:00Z

    A new residence nil-rate band will be phased in from 6 April 2017 when a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant. Lesley King explains the implications

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    Feature

    Home and away

    2016-03-08T15:27:00Z

    Clients may not realise how complicated it can be to buy or inherit a property abroad. Jo Summers looks at the issues involved and the impact of the new EU regulation on succession