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.
With less than a month until the end of the 2018/19 tax year the annual rush of frantic tax planning is well underway for many individuals. One of the lesser known, but highly advantageous, tax reliefs available to individual taxpayers comes in the form of Share Aid.
For many people, the most valuable asset in their estate on death is their residential property. The value of the property, particularly in cities like Edinburgh, can mean that otherwise small estates become subject to Inheritance Tax. It is important to report an accurate value of the property to HMRC for Inheritance Tax purposes, with fluctuations in the market making this quite challenging for non-professionals.
With Brexit looming in less than a year, the temptation for some may be to fly off into the sunset, leaving behind all ties with the United Kingdom, however be warned, not all ties can easily be cut!