VAT on Residential Property Projects

VAT on residential property projects

‘I’m starting a project converting and improving a run-down property for residential letting purposes. My builder says he must charge me 20% VAT as he is VAT registered.  Is this correct?’ In some cases your builder would be correct; however in many situations you should actually be charged a reduced rate of VAT, at 5% or even […]

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Key points and changes from the Autumn 2017 Budget

Autumn budget 2017

Property First-time buyers now will not pay any stamp duty on properties up to £300,000, and for London, the first £300,000 on properties up to £500,000 will be exempt. This can be a significant saving for first time buyers, benefiting almost all first-time buyers. Councils have been given power to charge 100% council tax premiums […]

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Date changes for ‘Making Tax Digital’

The deadlines requiring businesses to file quarterly accounts with HMRC under the  ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) legislation have been postponed . The earliest date any business will be subject to mandatory quarterly filing is now April 2019 (instead of April 2018) and that deadline only applies to businesses that are completing quarterly VAT returns. Other […]

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