Capital Gains Tax Tag

The latest Finance Bill includes important changes to private residence relief that took effect from 6 April 2020. The first change is to limit to just 9 months the period prior to disposal that counts as a period of deemed occupation and thus exempt from CGT...

Have you used your 2019/20 £12,000 annual capital gains exemption? Consider selling shares where the gain is less than £12,000 before 6 April 2020. Also, if you have any worthless shares consider a negligible value claim to establish a capital loss. You may even be able...

Another tax relief that may be further restricted or even abolished is Capital Gains Tax entrepreneurs’ relief. This relief allows business owners to pay just 10% Capital Gains Tax on the first £10 million of capital gains when they dispose of their business and was...

If the draft legislation issued for consultation last year is enacted in the next Finance Act there will be important changes to private residence relief for disposals after 5 April 2020. Firstly, the exemption for the final period of ownership will be reduced from 18 months...

Another announcement to listen out for in the Spring Budget on March 11 is whether the Chancellor acts on the recommendations of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) regarding inheritance tax. As reported in an earlier newsletter, the OTS suggested simplifying inheritance tax on lifetime...

Draft legislation in the next Finance Bill will introduce significant changes to the reporting of residential property disposals and the payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) from 6 April 2020. Currently non-UK resident taxpayers disposing of UK residential property are required to report the disposal to...