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Gifting Buy To Let Properties To Children Without Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Using Trusts

By Louise Misiewicz Are you worried about the mortgage interest relief cap and how it will affect your personal tax position? Are you concerned about inheritance tax (IHT)? You may want to transfer properties from your estate to your children but do not wish to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and would like to avoid […]

Company cars and tax reliefs

Have you heard about putting your cars into a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)? Do you wish to know the safest way to pay for your car through your business? In our experience as tax specialists, we’ve found that it is better to charge 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25p per mile […]

Commercial Versus Residential Property

The residential property experts at Optimise Accountants are focusing on some recent news on this blog post, to highlight the Pros and Cons of changes for property investors across the UK. The last 18 months have brought some unexpected bad news for the residential property investment sector. First there was the announcement of the cap […]

How will new tax bracket rules affect property investors?

My team of property tax accountant experts at Optimise Accountants came across an interesting industry article this week, and I’ve decided to highlight it further for our property investment blog readers here. The news article – which can be read in full here – examines how new tax bracket rules could potentially affect property investors […]

Deed of Trust — Houses Owned Between Spouses

Are you married/in a civil partnership? Do you own property investments between you? Is one person a higher rate and the other a basic rate taxpayer? If the answer to the above questions was yes, you may already be aware that you could be better off splitting your property profits in favour of the lower rate taxpayer, particularly […]

Changes to Capital Allowances

Are you buying a property that you can claim capital allowances for? Have you sold a property that you have claimed capital allowances for? What are capital allowances? Capital allowances are allowances for plant and machinery in a building. The building normally constitutes items such as: equipment machinery business vehicles, eg cars, vans or lorries […]

Limited Company The Best Structure For Tax And Wealth Planning

Are you looking to grow a property portfolio? Are you also looking to build family wealth? IHT, CGT and income tax destroys your family wealth As higher rate taxpayers you could be subject to 40% or even 45% income tax on the property profits that you work so hard to generate. Once the mortgage interest relief […]

Free Allowable Costs spreadsheet – Post The 2015 Budget

Are you unsure what costs may be offset against your tax bill? Do you want to avoid tax legally without HMRC breathing down your neck? The budget announcement changed an awful lot In previous years you could offset all of the mortgage interest you paid against your property income. If your property was furnished then you were […]

New Strategies For Property Investors To Minimise Tax, SDLT and VAT

By Simon Misiewicz Are you sick and tired of the fact that the level of tax seems to be increasing with every budget announcement? Would you like to be even more tax efficient than ever before? 2015 budget changes = more tax The budget announcement had a number of implications for property investors, which I […]

Minimise Capital Gains Tax (CGT) When Selling Property

By Simon Misiewicz Are you looking to sell some of your residential property investments? Are you looking to reduce your CGT bill? The problem — 28% CGT is a lot of tax to pay I wrote an extensive article about the budget changes and how many residential property investors, especially higher rate taxpayers, have been […]





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