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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 […]

Beat The Stamp Duty Surcharge By Building Instead of Buying

By Louise Misiewicz Updated and relevant for tax year 2017/18 With the Section 24 and mortgage interest relief cap looming, many property investors who’ve previously only invested in single let properties are questioning whether or not it’s still possible to make money from this type of investment. You can see how Section 24 will affect you […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Truth About Stamp Duty and Partnerships/LLPs

Have you heard about the latest craze of moving properties into a partnership to avoid capital gains tax (CGT) and stamp duty land tax (SDLT)? Have you heard how much it will cost? Does it all sound too good to be true or indeed confusing? I have been up and down the country attending property networking […]

Reducing the impact of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

By Louise Misiewicz Updated and relevant for the tax year 2018/19 Are you looking to buy multiple properties as an investment? Have you worked out that you will pay a lot of SDLT? SDLT relief: Averaging This is a relief whereby you can take the total value of the property portfolio, if it is less […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax on commercial and mixed use properties

By Simon Misiewicz Are you buying mixed use properties or commercial properties? Are you aware that different Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates apply? The problem — different SDLT rates for commercial properties  As an investor you may be looking to buy additional properties as an investment. As discussed in my earlier article, you will need to […]

Stamp Duty And How To Stamp It Out

By Louise Misiewicz Does stamp duty hurt your wallet? Would you like a remedy to soothe away the SDLT pains? The Diagnosis Tax issues need to be diagnosed in order to be understood for a remedy to be implemented. Stamp Duty Land Tax or SDLT, broadly speaking is charged as a percentage of the amount […]

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