As the 2020 Budget unfolds, Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced:
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.
From 6 April 2019 the UK Capital Gains Tax regime for non UK residents has being extended to include the disposal of all UK real estate property (residential and non-residential) as well as on the sale of shares of companies whose assets are “property rich” deriving at least 75% of their value from UK property.
From 6 April 2017, the ability to deduct mortgage interest from rental income is being phased out gradually until April 2020, when after that date, only tax relief will be allowable as an adjustment to a Landlord’s tax liability.