Investing in Buy-to-Let Property in 2024: Five Compelling Reasons

Here are five reasons why investing in buy-to-let property in 2024 could be a smart move. Despite recent price drops, experts project that property prices will rise in the upcoming years. This presents an opportunity for investors to capitalise on potential capital appreciation, especially if they enter the market during a period of discounted prices.…Read More

When is VAT due?

As a newly VAT registered business you may find yourself asking, “When is my VAT due?” Understanding your VAT due date is essential to ensure compliance with HMRC regulations and avoid penalties. This post can provide some clarity on VAT due dates and offer tips to help you manage your VAT obligations effectively. VAT Due…Read More

Exploring Joint Ownership: Joint tenant v’s Tenants in common

If you buy, purchase, or inherit property with another individual, you must decide how you want to ‘hold’ the property together. Under UK law you can become a joint owner as either ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. The type of ownership you choose affects what you can do with the property if your relationship…Read More

Can you Reduce Capital Gains Tax on your property?

Capital gains tax is the tax on any wealth (money/property) that is then used to make additional wealth or increase the value of that current wealth. For example, this could be through making capital improvements to your property to increase the value of this property. Everyone has an allowance of £6,000 annually that would enable…Read More

What are the pros and cons of switching to the salary sacrifice scheme?

Salary sacrifice is a scheme that allows employees to exchange part of their salary in favour of savings for the future. The savings can take many non-cash benefit forms such as pension contributions. As employees are giving up a portion of their salary in favour of pension contributions their gross pay will decrease. Therefore, the…Read More

What expenses can a limited company claim?  

What does ‘allowable expense’ mean?   An allowable expense is a cost solely for business purposes.    Allowable expenses reduce a company’s taxable profits, which reduces its corporation tax liability (the amount the company owes the government in taxes).    What would classify as an allowable expense?    All expenses must have been incurred “wholly and exclusively” for…Read More

What are domestic items for tax purposes?

You may wish to know about increasing your tax relief for rental income. Whether you are an individual, in a partnership or part of a company, if you let properties, you can benefit from a tax deduction from rental income for replacing DOMESTIC ITEMS such as moveable furniture, household appliances, kitchen utensils and TV’s, etc.…Read More

HMRC interest rates increasing

  HMRC’s interest rates on overpaid or underpaid tax will increase from July 2023. HMRC’s interest rates on overpaid or underpaid tax will increase from July 2023, but it is not as simple as that: From 3 July 2023 the interest rates for Corporation tax will change to: From 11 July 2023, the interest rates…Read More

Transferring a property into my Limited Company

If you are a private landlord owning multiple properties, you will be paying tax via your self-assessment tax return at your marginal rate of tax, this could be up to 45% if you’re an additional rate taxpayer. This tax is due on your profits (income minus expenses), and mortgage interest is not an allowable expense,…Read More

What is Private Residence Relief and how does it arise?

Private residence relief (PPR) applies to the sale of a residence that has been an individual’s only or principal residence for the period of time they have owned it. If you sell a property, once rented out, you will have to pay Capital Gains Tax within 60 days of selling the property. This tax is…Read More

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