That’s A Relief! Replacement Of Domestic Items

The Property Tax Insider team explains how landlords can obtain tax relief when replacing certain domestic appliances. Where a landlord lets a property, domestic items may be provided as part of the let. Where the let is unfurnished, this may only include curtains and minimal white goods, whereas in a […]

Private Residence Relief: When HMRC’s ‘Off-Plan’ Arguments Were Off Target

Mark McLaughlin looks at a private residence relief case involving an individual’s delay moving into a dwelling whilst it was being built. The extent to which capital gains tax (CGT) principal private residence (PPR) relief is available on the disposal of an individual’s only or main residence is straightforward to […]

Impact Of New Cash Basis On Tenant Deposits Explained

Lindsey Wicks examines the tax treatment for landlords of security deposits. The tax treatment of security deposits received by landlords has been thrown into the spotlight by the consultation on the cash basis becoming the default method of taxation for eligible unincorporated property businesses, which was expected to be introduced […]

Common Landlord Tax Mistakes – Case Studies

HMRC have recently published a series of case studies which aim to help landlords avoid common mistakes when working out and reporting income and profit from renting out property. Some of the situations covered by the case studies are explored below. The case studies are taken from HMRC’s guidance. Remortgaging […]