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How Commercial Properties Can Outperform Residential Using A SIPP

If you’re a client or a regular reader of my property investment and property tax blog, you may have seen one of the previous articles I’ve written about the benefits of investing in commercial properties using a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). I’ve advised clients for years to consider taking control of their pension funds to […]

Stamp duty tax increases do little to deter buy-to-let property investment boom

I was monitoring property investment news this week, and as an experienced property tax s expert heading up Optimise Accountants I wanted to further discuss one story in particular for our property investment blog readers. The article concerning a mini-boom in buy-to-let property investment – which can be read here – highlights that 25% of all properties […]

What is George Osborne’s legacy for buy-to-let property investors?

I’ve been discussing a couple of industry articles this week with my team of property tax experts at Optimise Accountants, and we thought it would be useful to highlight some of our thoughts on this blog. The first of these articles was from property industry organisation NLA, concerning legislation coming into effect which will negatively […]

What Brexit Means For Property Investors

In the lead-up to the UK referendum on EU membership there was much speculation about the impact Brexit would have on property prices, with dire warnings sounded across the board. In the wake of the surprise Leave vote, there were countless news articles about collapsing property sales and even more drastic warnings about the future […]

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 […]

Using A Pension To Invest In Residential Properties

By Simon Misiewicz Are you a higher rate taxpayer? Do you ignore the fact that you have paid employment tax when you invest in residential properties? The problem — paying tax on your employment income to invest in property Many higher rate taxpayers work very hard for their earned income and are taxed at 40%/45%. […]

Capital Gains Tax For Non-Residents: UK Residential Property

8th August 2015 – Simon Misiewicz Are you a property investor that does not live in the UK? Are you working with other investors that does not live in the UK? For many years it was assumed that foreign investors that sold properties in the UK would not have to pay Capital Gain Tax (CGT). […]

Top 8 Tax Allowable Property Running Costs You Need To Know

Are you fed up of paying too much tax? Are you worried about getting it wrong with HMRC? The Diagnosis The problem we all face is knowing what costs can be offset against your property profits. The less profits you have, the less tax you pay. It is that simple. As such there may be […]

Book Keeping And Accounts For Property Investors

29th January 2015 By Simon Misieiwcz Are you confused with HMRC requirements for record keeping? Are you feeling anxious because you are falling behind on your admin, administration & accounts? If you are responsible for the numbers in your business it is imperative that you keep good records. There are no rules on how you […]

Renting Furniture From Your Own Limited Company

Posted by Simon Misiewicz on 2nd January 2015  Do you have furnished properties? Are you using a limited company to manage your properties & tax? If you have answered yes to either of the above questions then this article is for you. The Diagnosis Tax issues need to be diagnosed in order to be understood for […]

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