Property Tax UK It is not how much money you earn from property that matters, it is how much money you keep that really matters. There are so many levels of tax that landlords need to consider when investing in the buy to let property market. Our UK landlord property tax advisors are here to help you save tax. It is that simple. We do not focus on business activities, e-commerce, cryptocurrency. We focus on property tax and how we can help you mitigate it as a professional landlord. Buy to let property tax that you need to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Stamp Duty Land Tax or SDLT is a tax that you pay when buying UK residential or commercial property investments Value Added Tax (VAT) Valued Added Tax on the building itself, if a commercial property investment, or on the materials and labour for the refurbishment. There are many ways in which VAT may be reduced to 5% or 0% Property profit tax Income tax or corporation tax on the profits made on the property profits, depending on how the property is held. Tax on profits may be significantly reduced using the right tax structure. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Capital Gains Tax when the assets are sold. There are may ways in which CGT may be reduced using allowances and reliefs Inheritance Tax Inheritance Tax when you want to pass assets over to loved ones upon death. Far too much IHT is paid over to IHT due to poor tax planning How do I save property tax? The question that all landlords should be asking is how do I save property tax? Our UK landlords tax advisors are here to help you save tax, not just now, but in years to come. We help you build a tax plan that can be implemented within a few days and is effective for at least 5 years or unless your personal circumstances change in that time. How we help you save tax Fail to plan, plan to fail The biggest hurdle is creating a lasting tax plan for our UK landlords. Once we discuss tax saving plans with our landlord clients, there is a great sense of clarity. You do not know what you do not know. We bridge the gap between current knowledge and the unknown to ensure that you are clear, comfortable and confident with the plan at hand to build wealth and save UK tax. A meaningful conversation Landlords can book time with our property tax specialist right from the comfort of their homes. We ask clients to complete the meeting form with as much details as possible so that all the tax advisors discuss the very best solution for you. The call is usually 30/60 minutes long, but a lot of work is done beforehand. The meeting is recorded, and a tax plan is sent to you to ensure you know how to move forward. Road map to success At the end of the day, you have a tax problem and you need a solution. We are accountants and tax advisors for landlords based in the UK or overseas. We spend time and effort to ensure that you are as tax efficient as possible. How much property tax will you pay to HMRC? We have worked with many property investors that invest in the UK. We have many international clients who also invest in UK property and wish to minimise the amount of tax that they pay in the UK and in their own country. There are many ways in which the uninformed property investor pays too much property tax on their buy to let portfolio Our property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants work with over 1,000 property investors around the world to save UK property tax. Getting the right property tax advice that saves you thousands of pounds. Property taxes may be saved with ease with a simple conversation. Property investors and property developers understand the notion of “you do not know what you do not know”. The same applies to accountants and property tax advisors. We love to speak with our clients, and the 30-minute pre-booked calls allow our property investment clients to load up questions ahead of time. This allows our property tax advisors to discuss every call and then agree on the right tax strategy for that client each morning before the day starts. The tax advisors then discuss the solution with the client and send them after call notes and a recording of the call to be revisited. It is one thing to earn money as a property investor, but what is the point if you give that money straight to HMRC? We have often seen landlords pay too much Stam Duty to HMRC. They have paid too much SDLT because their conveyance solicitor did not inform them of the many reliefs available to them. The types of Stamp Duty reliefs include incorporation relief, multiple dwellings relief, uninhabitable tax relief, to name but a few. The same applies to capital gains tax. Property investors will sell properties before getting advice from our property tax advisors. We have identified several tax instruments that have saved our clients thousands of pounds in CGT because we get to understand the property they are selling and the timing of the vent. We can then identify a tax-saving strategy even before the property is sold. I hope you can see some of the tax disasters that we see regularly. When will you wish to start saving property tax like many of our clients? When landlords need to speak with their property tax advisors. Buying a property There are many types of taxes that landlords need to consider when buying UK buy to let property investments. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the purchase price, Value Added Tax (VAT) on the refurbishment and property tax on the profits made. UK Self Assessment Tax filing Self Assessment Tax returns. Filing a UK tax return to HMRC is not tax planning. Once a tax return is filed, landlords need to review their tax returns with their property tax experts. Numbers tell a story, but the real gems are hidden in the narrative discussed with our landlord tax specialists and clients. Selling a property investment Landlords Capital Gains Tax (CGT) must be paid on commercial and residential property investments. There are many ways that CGT may be mitigated with careful property tax planning. Our property tax specialists work with landlords each day to figure out the best CGT mitigation plan available to them, before the property is sold. It is difficult to carry out many tax-saving plans once a property has been sold.