Mileage rates for landlords

March 07, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

 

In preparation for the introduction of digital recording and reporting, landlords with unincorporated property businesses have been able to benefit from a number of simplifications, including cash basis accounting.

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Tax-free rental income up to £8,500

January 31, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

By making the most of the rent-a-room relief and the £1,000 property income allowances, it is possible to receive tax-free rental income in 2018/19 of £8,500 (while utilising your personal allowance elsewhere).

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SDLT- How much will you pay?

December 13, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

 

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) was the headline-grabbing measure in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017, with the announcement that first-time buyers will no longer have to pay SDLT on the first £300,000 when they buy their first home, as long as the purchase price does not exceed £500,000.

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Is there a Minimum Period of Occupation Needed for Main Residence?

November 07, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Main residence relief (private residence relief) protects homeowners from any gains arising on their only or main home. However, there are conditions to be met for the relief to be available.

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Letting out your holiday home

November 07, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

If you have a holiday home and decide to let it out, you may be able to benefit from the slightly more generous tax rules that apply to furnished holiday lettings as compared to other types of let, such as a residential let.

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Inheritance Tax- the Residence Nil Rate Band and downsizing

August 02, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The residence nil rate band (RNRB) is an additional nil rate band, which is available where a death occurs on or after 6 April 2017 (or, in the case of married couples and civil partners, the death of the second spouse/civil partner occurs after that date) and the property is left to direct descendants.

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