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(Residential) Property Is Dead! Long Live (Commercial) Property!

If you let out a residential property, you shouldn't underestimate the effects of some important changes to the tax rules.

Tax is like any other cost. It reduces the return you get from your asset. Therefore if your tax cost increases, your return decreases and this may affect your view as to whether your property remains a good investment.

 

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How To Make Profits And Pay No Tax - Case Study #2

Or why it is sometimes difficult to understand a company's tax bill.....

Take a company which has made a £100k profit BUT £85k of this is from selling an asset, such as a specialist equipment.

 

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Become A Limited Company - Should You, Shouldn't You? Top 5 Questions To Answer

Here are the main questions we ask our clients before making a recommendation:

1. ARE YOU MAKING TAX LOSSES?

Yes - If you are a Sole Trader in your first 4 tax years of trading you can offset these losses against other taxable income from the previous 3 tax years.

 

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Sole Traders - Six #Tax Numbers You Must Know

1. 4 Years - If you are in the first 4 years of your business and make a loss, you can use this loss to reduce your tax bill in the previous 3 years, such as from the job you had before you set up your business. You will receive a tax refund.

2. £5,725 - If your profits are lower than £5,725, you don't have to pay the annual £140 Class 2 NI, unless you need a credit towards your state pension. Ask for a repayment for earlier years.

3. £7,755 - If your profits are higher than £7,755, you will pay 9% Class 4 NI. This gets you no state benefits and effectively increases your tax rate from the 20% income tax rate to a total 29% tax rate.

 

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