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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 […]

How to Incorporate Your Property Business and Mitigate SDLT & CGT

By Louise Misiewicz Updated and relevant for 2017/18 Are you frustrated by the government’s recent attacks on property investors? Are you thinking about incorporating your property business to avoid some of the worst effects? Budget changes mean more tax The budget announcements have caused property investors who own property in their personal name a huge headache, […]

Buying a Portfolio — Buy The Company

Are you looking to buy more properties? Are you concerned about paying the new stamp duty rates? Given the 2015 budget announcement, which I wrote about some time ago, you’ll have seen that there are now penalties for buying and holding property investments in your own name: Mortgage interest relief cap 3% Stamp Duty Land […]

Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) shares

If you own a small business such as a letting agent and are looking for a way to motivate your employees without paying out large bonuses, you might want to consider Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI). These are very similar to other company share option plans in the way they operate — they allow an employer to […]

Tax Planning Around Business And Families — CGT/IHT Mitigation

Do you own assets that will eventually be passed on to your children? Are you worried about inheritance tax? The problem — capital gains tax (CGT) & inheritance tax (IHT) Many parents throughout the UK wish to transfer assets to their children now to avoid inheritance tax (IHT) in the future and we receive many […]

Tax Implications of Changes to Company Ownership

The problem — selling shares and understanding tax can be daunting There are going to be times when you wish to add a new shareholder, or decide to part company with a shareholder and simply buy/sell the shares. You will notice that I have used the word ‘simply’. Sadly, making such changes to a limited […]

Making Changes to a Limited Company

The problem — so many forms, so little time There are so many forms on the Companies House website that it is perhaps understandable many companies fail to fulfil their administrative burdens on time. Many directors feel overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork required, but nevertheless directors do have a responsibility to prepare and deliver documents […]

Responsibilities of Running a Company

Are you unsure of what your ongoing responsibilities as a company owner are? The problem — so many things to do and not enough time Running a business can take up so much of your time. It is easy to forget the annual responsibilities of running a limited company. There are two main things you […]

Considerations When Starting a Limited Company

Are you confused about what you need to think about when starting a limited company? There are a few important considerations when starting a company and unfortunately, the Companies House website is so detailed it can be quite difficult to navigate  when trying to find some answers to questions. As such, some people set up limited companies without […]

The Best Structure For Your Property Business

Are you a contractor who pays tax on your dividends? Are you wondering if a limited company is the best structure to build your property empire? The basics of tax rates As you may know you will have to consider your tax position very carefully. The 2015-16 tax tables shown here provide us with the below […]

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