Capital Gains Tax Articles

Definitions of connected persons

The definition of a connected person for tax purposes can be complex and varies depending on the circumstances at hand. A statutory definition of “connected persons” for Capital Gains Tax purposes is set out in Section 286 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act (TCGA) 1992. The legislation states: " A person is connected with an individual if that person is the individual’s spouse or civil...

Tax if living abroad and selling UK home

One of the most often used and valuable of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemptions arises on the sale of the family home. In general, there is no CGT to pay on a property that has been used as the main family residence. An investment property which has never been used will not qualify. This relief from CGT is commonly known as private residence relief or PRR. The rules are different if you live...

CGT during divorce or separation

If you are part of a couple that is about to separate or divorce, apart from the emotional stress, there are also tax issues that can have significant implications. Whilst this is unlikely to be uppermost in your mind it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up are considered. Income Tax does not automatically cause an issue for separating couples as it is an individually assessed...

EMI Options – Business Asset Disposal Relief

Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share option schemes are a real consideration for businesses wanting to incentivise retain and reward key members of their team, but do not yet have the cash available to sustain high salaries or offer regular bonuses. Find out how EMIs can offer significant advantages to your star performers.

Business Asset Disposal Relief – deadlines and claims

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. You can currently claim a total of £1 million in BADR over your lifetime. Here are the deadlines for claims.

Asset disposals not subject to Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit made from selling certain assets such as property, shares or other investments. CGT is usually charged at a flat rate of 20% and applies to most chargeable gains made by individuals.

Tax if you live abroad and sell UK home

One of the most often used and valuable of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemptions covers the sale of the family home. In general, there is no CGT to pay on a property which has been used as the main family residence.

Gifts to spouse or charity

In most cases, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid on the transfer of assets to a spouse or civil partner. There is, however, still a disposal that has taken place for CGT purposes effectively at no gain or loss on the date of the

BADR associated disposals

Business Asset Rollover Relief (BADR) is the renamed Entrepreneurs’ Relief. The name change does not affect the operation of the relief. BADR applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading

60 days is better than 30 days

The deadline for paying any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) due on the sale of a residential property is now 60 days. The previous 30-day limit was replaced as part of the Autumn Budget measures in October and the change came into effect on the day of the

CGT Roll-over Relief

Business Asset Roll-over Relief is a valuable relief that allows the deferral of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on gains made when taxpayers sell or dispose of certain assets and use all or part of the proceeds to buy new business assets. The relief means

More time to pay Capital Gains Tax

The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reporting and payment date for UK residents that sell a residential property changed with effect from 6 April 2020. This change meant that any CGT due on the sale of a residential property needed to be reported and a

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