Capital allowances and property

Landlords of residential property are at a disadvantage when it comes to claiming capital allowances on plant and machinery. Plant in a ‘dwelling house’ does not qualify for capital allowances. It is, however, still possible to claim capital allowances on plant...

Property purchases to go on HMRC database

Later this year your solicitor, or property conveyance person, will be required to file new forms with the Stamp Duty Land Tax Office when you buy a property.  The regulations allow old forms to be used, or the new forms, from 1 April 2011 to 3 July 2011. After 4 July...

Tax refunds on holiday property

If you have a commercial furnished holiday let within the EU, then there is potential for a tax refund. Did you know up to 30% of the purchase price of a furnished holiday letting may be eligible for capital allowances? If these allowances are higher than your profits...

Company Car Tax

Image via Wikipedia The taxable benefit on the use of company cars and fuel for those vehicles has increased from 6 April 2010. Take for example a petrol-powered car with CO2 emissions of 160g/km. In the tax year to 5 April 2010 you were taxed at 20% of the...

Property tax update

Business Rates Business rates became due on most vacant business property from 1 April 2008 when previously such properties were exempt from rates. In last year’s Pre Budget report the Chancellor announced an exemption from business rates for empty properties...