In the lead up to the end of the tax year we continue to look at important areas for consideration when reviewing your tax and financial position. Our latest blog considers how to reclaim tax for previous tax years.
As the end of the current tax year approaches now is a good time to review your tax and financial position. Making use of available allowances and exemptions could potentially avoid unnecessary tax payments. There are a number of options to mitigate your exposure to tax and some of these may be applicable to your individual circumstances.
On 30 January 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Inheritance & Intergenerational Fairness published a report proposing a radical change to the current inheritance tax (IHT) regime. The report – named Reform on Inheritance Tax – suggests replacing the IHT system with a flat-rate gift tax payable on both lifetime and death transfers.
Significant changes and modifications to tax relief come into force from 6 April 2020, which will impact those who hold property as an investment. With just over a week until the UK Budget on Wednesday 11th March, and just over a month until the end of the 2019/20 tax year, it is important for property investors to review their affairs and explore possible tax planning opportunities ahead of this date.