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[12.03.2020]

Spring Budget 2020 – Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The Chancellor confirmed that a review into the effectiveness of Entrepreneurs' Relief has now been completed. Where this relief is available Capital Gains Tax of 10% is payable in place of the standard rate. The Chancellor had many

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[12.03.2020]

Spring Budget 2020 – Capital Gains Tax

The annual exemption for individuals is currently £12,000. From 6 April 2020, this will increase to £12,300. A husband and wife each have a separate exemption. Same-sex couples who acquire a legal status as civil partners are treated in

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[04.03.2020]

Residential property sales from April 2020

We have included updates in our newsfeed earlier this year that sales of residential property subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – from 6 April 2020 – will need to be reported and paid to HMRC within 30 days of completing the

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[26.02.2020]

Meaning of goodwill for CGT purposes

Goodwill is a subject we hear about often but interestingly is rarely mentioned in legislation. In fact, the term 'goodwill' is not defined for the purposes of the Capital Gains legislation in TCGA 1992.

Most definitions of goodwill are

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[12.02.2020]

Still time to utilise annual tax-free allowance

We would like to remind our readers that there is still time to use the annual exemption for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). In the current 2019-20 tax year, this amounts to £12,000. This means that there is no CGT to pay on the first £12,000 of

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[12.02.2020]

Gifts to spouse or charity

There is usually no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid on the transfer of assets to a spouse or civil partner. However, the gift is still treated as a disposal that has taken place for CGT purposes, on a no- gain no-loss basis. When the asset is

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[05.02.2020]

Reminder of important CGT change from April 2020

A major change to the way Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is reported and paid will come into effect from 6 April 2020. Currently, the usual due date for paying any CGT owed to HMRC on property disposals is the 31 January following the end of the tax year

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[29.01.2020]

New tax deadline for property sales

The 6 April 2020 will see a seismic change in the deadline for UK residents that sell a residential property when Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale is due. Currently, the due date for paying any CGT you owe to HMRC is the 31 January following the

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[22.01.2020]

Relief for CGT losses

Usually, if you sell an asset for less than you paid for it you would make a capital loss. As a general rule, if the asset would have been liable to CGT if a gain had resulted when sold, then the loss should be an allowable deduction.

The exact

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[08.01.2020]

CGT – Gift Hold-Over Relief

Gift Hold-Over Relief is a relief that defers Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when assets are given away (including certain shares) or sold for less than they’re worth to the buyer. The relief means that any gain on the asset is 'Held-Over'

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