Property income tax guides

How much tax will I pay on my rental income?

There are complicated calculations behind rental income.

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Allowable costs against rental income?

It’s one of the most common questions we get asked and it’s understandable why.

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Self assessment - how it works

How does self assessment work – let us explain by way of an example. 

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Property rental business

Most landlords will be running a property rental business. 

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No rental income but still incurring bills

The rental income after deducting allowable expenses is added to your income for income tax purposes before savings income and dividend income.

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Rent a room scheme

If you let out a furnished room in your home, provided it is not an office, Rent a Room relief can be claimed.

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Are you a property investor or developer?

As programmes like Property Ladder show, many people are keen to invest in property.

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Who should own the property?

Let’s discuss the advantages and disadvantages of who owns a property.

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Types of ownership

Sole ownership, Joint ownership, Common ownership, How to save CGT.

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Furnished holiday lettings

Profit from properties that meet the qualifying tests for furnished holiday lettings are taxed following the rental business calculation rules.

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Business Asset Disposal Relief

Business Asset Disposal Relief is available if you dispose of a trading asset. It is still available for furnished holiday lettings although this is under review.

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Automatic exchange of information

HMRC are actively trying to deter and tackle tax non-compliance, such as tax evasion, in a few
different ways. One such way is through Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) agreements.

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Selling off or developing part of your home

You have made enquiries and believe you can sell off part of it for property development. How should you go about this to avoid paying a large amount of tax.

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Declaration of trust

Will a transfer of beneficial interest in a property using a declaration of trust save tax?

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Pension schemes

UK residents can pay personal pension contributions up to their UK earnings
or their Pension Annual Allowance whichever is the lower.

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Restriction of tax relief on mortgage interest - section 24

Mortgage interest on residential properties (apart from furnished holiday lettings) paid by individuals are restricted to 20% Income Tax Relief.

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