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Why you shouldn’t incorporate your property business – don’t believe the hype

By Louise Misiewicz Have you heard that Brexit will end the world? Have you heard that unless you incorporate your property business your banks will empty into HMRC’s coffers? Advising on property tax means dealing with more than minimising property tax liability – myself, Simon and the expert property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants also advise […]

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 […]

Advice for property investors on commercial buildings

Advising on property tax means dealing with more than residential property – the expert team of property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants also advise clients on matters relating to commercial property. In fact, more and more residential property investors have been establishing profitable additions to their property portfolios in the last couple of years, by […]

How changes in TOGC affect transferring assets for property investors

As the company founder and one of the property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants I came across an interesting series of news items today, and having reviewed them and considered the implications on our buy-to-let property investment clients, I wanted to share the updates on transferring assets on property. What is TOGC? By formal definition, […]

Private Residence Relief changes for non residents – are you ready?

Louise, one of my property tax experts at Optimise Accountants, emailed me this week with information on Private Residence Relief, and the potential impact on one of our clients. The details highlighted by Louise are so pertinent and relevant for our buy-to-let property investor clients, that I wanted to highlight Louise’s example with our property […]

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 […]

Holiday Lets

Are Holiday Lets The Next Big Thing?

Are you fed up with being targeted by HMRC for being a residential property investor? In his budget last week George Osborne made it clear he won’t be backing down on his war against buy-to-let investors, announcing that the 3% stamp duty surcharge will definitely go ahead and that while the capital gains tax (CGT) rate will be […]

Reducing the impact of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

By Louise Misiewicz Are you looking to buy multiple properties as an investment? Have you worked out that you will pay a lot of SDLT? Please note for the purposes of this article I have ignored the 2015 budget announcement regarding 3% additional SDLT. This is covered in another article. The problem — Stamp Duty […]

Stamp duty when buying residential properties in a limited company

By Simon Misiewicz Are you looking to buy residential properties in a limited company? Are you painfully unaware of how much SDLT you will have to pay? Please note for the purposes of this article I have ignored the budget announcement about the 3% additional SDLT. The problem – Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will […]

Property Development On Your Own Land

By Simon Misiewicz Are you confused about how to structure your property development project when it comes to tax? Are you worried that you will pay a vast amount of tax? The problem — developing land may be seen as self-employment trading People who develop land often wrongly assume any profits will not be subject to […]





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