There have been a lot of enquiries lately about what how much tax you have to pay when you sell your home, or if you are selling a property you rent out. Below is an easily understandable set of answers from Eastern Daily Press. Don’t forget, you can easily calculate the amount of Stamp..
Former Chancellor George Osborne, the man who devised the unpopular stamp duty reform, has come out of hiding to defend the tax reforms after years of keeping quiet. His re-appearance in the stamp duty spotlight came in the form of a tweet over the weekend in which he emphatically criticised a story in The Times reporting the reduction in..
Over the next five years, it is estimated that the government’s flagship housing policy will help over 1 million people get onto the housing ladder. The following information is from the Government website: 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 thanks to the government’s cut to stamp duty, according to official statistics released today..
Completed house sales fell 5.7 per cent last month compared to last year as potential buyers were put off by stamp duty and higher prices in urban areas. House sales also declined three per cent between May and June to 96,370, according to HMRC figures. The Office for National Statistics’ house price index last week revealed that house price growth..
The number of amateur landlords buying new properties is in dramatic decline as recent tax changes come into effect. According to figures from trade body UK Finance, there were 5,500 new buy-to-let home mortgages completed in May, 9.8 per cent fewer than May last year. This could very well be because of the 3 per cent stamp duty..
Although residential property price growth in the UK has been fairly subdued of late, buy-to-let investors are still ably to expect a strong return on investments in certain areas over the next few years. With changes to buy-to-let tax relief and increases in stamp duty creating a challenging investor market, these locations offer a potential goldmine for the..
A new law is set to stop Airbnb hosts earning up to £7,500 tax-free when letting out their home – unless they’ are also staying there. AirBnB launched in 2009, and started by helping 21,000 guests a year find a place to stay – to helping six million a year go on holiday, and currently lists a..
It has been suggested The Bank of England should use its powers to freeze house prices for the next five years to reduce the chances of another financial crisis The Institute for Public Policy Research said that Britain needed to “reset” the way it thinks about rising prices to break the “cycle of ever-rising house..
Many people are interested to know whether stamp duty on transfer of property between spouses is payable since married couples often transfer properties and other assets to each other. The following information from the Government website should make this information clear: You may need to pay SDLT when all or part of an interest in land or property..
One of the most asked question about stamp duty is whether it is tax deductible or not. Here is some information from the government website which will help you work out whether or not this will be the case for you Work out your gain Also you can use our Stamp Duty Calculator to work..