Landlord Tax

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Landlord Tax Planning Strategies

Insight Accountancy Services deliver high value, cost effective landlord tax planning solutions to landlords throughout the UK. We work closely with landlords to help them get the most out of their properties time and time again.

The Government have made significant changes to the way they tax private landlords. In many cases, restructuring your business can provide opportunities to significantly improve your returns.

Please review the presentation below for an “insight” into what can be achieved. We invite you to book a tax planning consultation with our experts to obtain a personalised impact assessment and report, together with recommendations on how to optimise the tax efficiency of your rental property business.

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Landlord Tax

Tax Planning For UK Landlords

Effective landlord tax planning utilises all available tax breaks legislation provides for.

Tax Planning in the UK

Effective landlord tax planning utilises all available tax breaks legislation provides for.

Nobody in their right mind wants to pay more tax than they are required, however, not everybody is aware on how to go about optimising their tax position or even the existence of the many forms of tax relief that is available to them.

With the correct planning it may well be possible for you to utilise tax legislation to optimally restructure your property rental business, without any requirements to refinance, pay capital gains tax or stamp duty. We are not referring to loopholes or tax dodges, but perfectly legal structures that the average accountant might never consider bringing to your attention.

There are a number of restructuring options you may wish to consider, some may be more appropriate than others.

In the Summer Budget of 2015 Chancellor George Osborne announced that finance costs for private residential landlords would be restricted to the basic rate of tax (currently 20%), phased in over four years commencing April 2017. The Bill was approved as legislation in Section 24 of The Finance (No.2) Act 2015. The effect of the legislation is such that landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their property profits. They will instead receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their finance costs.

Landlords will be able to obtain relief as follows:

Year Finance costs deduction Basic Rate Tax reduction
2017 – 201875%25%
2018 – 201950%50%
2019 – 202025%75%
2020 - 20210%100%

Insight Accountancy Services will be delighted to work with you to establish the impact on your finances and to suggest restructure solutions, where applicable.

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