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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.
A new requirement for UK residents to report and pay capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals of UK residential property within 30 days was introduced in April 2020. Non-residents have had an obligation since 2015. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides guidance on to 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
Features and articles
Julie Butler and Libby James investigate how farm business tenancies (FBTs) and contract farming arrangements (CFAs) will be affected as we move from the EU’s common agricultural policy to a new farm support system, with reference to inheritance tax and capital gains tax.
Mark McLaughlin looks at the distinction between partnerships and companies for business asset disposal relief (BADR) purposes in relation to pre-trading activities and capital gains tax, focusing on Wardle v Revenue and Customs.
Following pressure from ICAEW and other professional bodies on the quality of guidance on reporting and paying capital gains tax on UK residential property, HMRC has developed a new question and answer helpsheet offering further clarity and pledged to update existing guidance.
ICAEW has identified the need to establish income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax liabilities in a single system as a priority for the Tax Administration Framework Review.
HMRC has acknowledged its error in not allowing overpaid CGT on UK residential property to be offset against income tax. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty explains the solution that has been put in place for 2020/21 self assessment returns.
Rachael Dronfield provides an update on entrepreneurs’ relief for trust business assets in relation to the Quentin Skinner 2005 settlement.
How will the Exchequer cover the costs of the economic support and stimulus packages caused by the pandemic? A reduction in defence spend, changes to business rates, corporation, capital gains and inheritance taxes; a wealth tax?
The HMRC service for reporting and paying capital gains tax on UK residential property has been problematic since it was introduced in April 2020. Two new problems have emerged since the start of this tax year. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty explains the impact.
Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service
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Guidance on the exemption for sales of substantial shareholdings, highlighting tax planning opportunities.
Expert commentary on the current UK capital gains tax legislation related to main residence relief.
Expert commentary on the current capital gains tax legislation related to the disposal of an asset in the UK.
Expert commentary on how to draw a line between tax planning, tax avoidance and illegal tax evasion, in relation to capital gains tax.
Expert commentary on the current capital gains tax legislation related to the taxation of land and property in the UK.
Expert commentary on the current UK capital gains tax legislation related to business asset disposal relief.
A chapter on tax relief for private residences, highlighting tax planning opportunities and potential pitfalls.
Annual guide for professional advisers, covering planning opportunities to minimize their clients’ tax liabilities.
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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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