UK tax rates, allowances and reliefs
ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides links to help practitioners find the latest tax rates, allowance and reliefs.
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to capital gains tax in the UK personal tax regime.
ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides links to help practitioners find the latest tax rates, allowance and reliefs.
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the taxation of property in the UK regime, covering areas such as: ATED (annual tax on enveloped dwellings), business rates and stamp duty land tax.
HMRC contact information, including telephone numbers, online options and postal addresses, together with tips.
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Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.
The requirement for UK residents to report and pay capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals of UK residential property separately from the self assessment tax return was introduced in April 2020. The deadline is 60 days for all completions on or after 27 October 2021. Disposals occurring before this date had to be reported within 30 days. Non-residents have had an obligation since 2015. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides guidance on the digital service for reporting disposals to HMRC.
Following the publication of TAXguide 04/19 ENTREPRENEURS’ RELIEF: Clarification of the new ‘5% proceeds test’ inserted by Finance Act 2019 - questions on scope of the new provisions along with HMRC responses, further questions have arisen on the Finance Act 2019 entrepreneurs’ relief legislation.
This TAXguide has been prepared by committee members of STEP, ICAEW, the CIOT and the Law Society to highlight practical issues and uncertainties raised by Finance Act 2018 Schedule 10 (Settlements: Anti-avoidance, etc.).
Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 06/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for trust protections. Read a summary and download the full guide.
Reforms to the Taxation of Non Domiciles - Meeting notes
Non-domiciliary announcements made at summer budget 2015
Finance Act 2015 Changes to entrepreneurs' relief
Self assessment tax return filers who have also submitted a capital gains tax (CGT) UK property return may end up in an overpayment position. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty recaps the process for claiming a CGT repayment.
Landlords may be selling to benefit from the CGT annual exempt amount before it falls, or market conditions may be forcing a sale, but they must be prepared to meet their CGT compliance obligations, Gillian Banks advises.
The capital gains tax on UK property (CGT PPD) return has been published on HMRC’s website. Those submitting paper returns can now download the form instead of having to request it from HMRC by phone.
The end of the tax year is approaching. A reduction to the capital gains tax annual exempt amount is imminent. This may be a good time for taxpayers to take stock of available capital losses, and ensure they have been claimed, says Mei Lim Cooper.
How long must a qualifying beneficiary have an interest in possession for a trust to qualify for entrepreneurs’ relief on a disposal of trust business assets?
The Chancellor has confirmed that headline rates of income tax and capital gains tax (CGT) will remain at their current levels. However, there were various reductions in key thresholds and allowances, and several others were frozen for longer than previously announced.
There is evidence that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are following up provisional Business Asset Roll Over Relief forms, reminding taxpayers to submit the valid claim. On occasion this has been noted to be after the deadline for submitting a valid claim has passed.
New rules will allow separating couples more time to transfer assets on a tax-neutral basis. Mei Lim Cooper explains that they’ll need to time it correctly to benefit.
Questions and answers on UK tax issues and trends from the ICAEW Tax and VAT Helpline, a subscription service provided by Markel Tax.
Markel Tax FAQs are correct at the time of going to press. To check current validity, please call the ICAEW Tax and VAT Helpline.
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Examines the current capital gains tax legislation and HMRC guidance in a comprehensive and accessible style.
A full chapter on the taxation of charities in the UK in this title aimed at finance and business undergraduate students.
Textbook aimed at finance and business undergraduate students, providing readers with an understanding of the law relating to all areas of UK taxation. Content has been updated in line with Finance Act 2022.
A chapter providing detailed guidance on business asset disposal relief (formerly entrepreneurs’ relief), written for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the UK.
A chapter providing detailed guidance on Social Investment Tax Relief, written for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the UK.
Detailed guidance on the capital gains tax reliefs that may apply on the sale of businesses, business assets, or a gift.
Tax planning advice for company restructuring and share transfers or buy-backs, written for anyone who advises or runs a family or owner-managed company.
Tax planning advice on selling a family or owner-managed company, written for anyone who advises or runs one.
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The main aim of this book is to describe the UK taxation system in sufficient depth and with sufficient clarity to meet the needs of those undertaking a first course of study in taxation.
Deals with gift relief for recipients of donations not resident in the UK, as covered by the Taxation of Capital Gains Act 1992.
A short section listing the types of leases not treated as wasting assets for capital gains purposes under the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.
Explains how the disposal arising from a grant of lease is treated for the purposes of capital gains tax, with worked examples.
An overview of the treatment of capital gains by partnerships covering distribution of assets in kind amongst partners, changes in profit sharing ratios, adjustment through the accounts, payments outside the accounts, transfers between persons not at arm's length, disposals -annuity payments, shares acquired in stages and roll-over relief.
When the profit ratios of a partnership change it may result in a chargeable gain for CGT purposes, due to the acquisitions and disposals of the incoming and/or outgoing partners. A worked example demonstrates how to calculate the chargeable assets arising from this, and from the revaluation of a partnership asset.
A full chapter on the taxation of partnerships, including limited partnerships and LLPs. The key piece of legislation is the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005.
A short section on the taxable capital gains arising from disposals of assets to shareholders. It has particular relevance to firms undergoing disincorporation and/or liquidation.
A response dated 5 October 2021 to a consultation published by HMT on 30 September 2021, including ICAEW’s Tax Faculty customary pre-Budget letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. It calls for the acceleration of work to build a modern tax system, while urging a “manageable pace” of transition, it cautions against implementing tax changes without consultation, such as the new Health and Social Care Levy.
In responding to HMRC's call for evidence on timely payment, ICAEW argues that earlier payment of income and corporation tax should not be considered until the economy has recovered and that earlier payment should not be based on in-year estimates without HMRC first demonstrating that they can be a reliable basis for earlier payment.
In responding to HMRC's consultation on the Tax Administration Framework Review ICAEW argues that the starting point of such tax reform should be significant simplification of the underlying tax rules and that HMRC needs to be given the resources and funding to give it the capacity to take on such a major piece of work.
A response dated 9 November 2020 to a consultation published by OTS on 14 July 2020.
Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.
Guidance from HMRC explaining the role of the HMRC Shares and Assets Valuations (SAV) team, how to get a Post Transaction Valuation Check and how to appeal a valuation.
Policy paper setting out HMRC's view on how individuals who have cryptoassets (or cryptocurrency) are taxed. It explains what cryptoassets are, which taxes apply with detailed discussion of income tax and capital gains tax, cryptoassets received as earnings, and record keeping.
Helpsheets providing advice on how to report capital gains when filing Self Assessment tax returns. These cover information about reliefs, shares, business assets, trusts, debt, and other specific topics.
List of shares or securities formerly quoted on the London Stock Exchange which have been declared of Negligible Value for share and asset valuation.
Guidance, forms and manuals relating to Shares and Assets Valuation (SAV) , including detailed information on how valuations are made for CGT and tax purposes of assets such as unquoted shares.
Comprehensive hub pointing to guides on CGT covering property, personal possessions, shares and investments, business, divorce and separation, and how to pay CGT.
Annually updated helpsheet explaining the relief available on the disposal of a private residence. Sections cover who qualifies, CGT for non-residents, Letting Relief, calculating partial relief, residence for a dependent relative, and disposal of a settled property by trustees.
HMRC internal manual providing guidance on private residence relief, including definitions, computation, and division of residence on separation or divorce.
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