Since the July 2015 budget, the chancellor continues to throw challenges at UK buy to let investors. Clause 24, restricting the availability of interest tax relief, the abolition of the 10 percent wear and tear allowance, changes to stamp duty, and dividends are causing significant tremors in the buy to let sector.
This book builds on Iain's best seller Legally Avoid Property Taxes, which includes 51 tax tips that you should be aware of to legally avoid tax - whether you do your own self-assessment returns or pass everything over to your accountant, he wants to make absolutely sure that you've not left any money on the HMRC table.
This book is a review of the significant changes that have been brought about by the 2015 budget, how you can make sense of these changes, and what you can do to lessen the impact of direct taxation on your property portfolio.
The 2015 budget, and in particular Clause 24 and the tax treatment of loan interest removing tax relief at the highest rates of tax, has made tax changes that will impact you wherever you are on your property journey, and Iain wants to make sure that you don't just stumble across them. Armed with the correct knowledge, these changes can be dealt with.
How you handle a property investor deal with these significant changes, as with anything, in life will determine your success in property. For some there will be massive short-term pain that may require a complete review of why they invest in property, but through that pain will come clarity and long-term gain. Some part-time landlords may now choose to exit the market, and this will help with that decision; for others a bit of tweaking will be all that is required, and for those with large property portfolios potentially some more fundamental changes.
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Lots of useful tips to legally avoid property taxes. There is no point or incentive in generating wealth using property if bulk of the generated wealth is swallowed by tax. This book is an eye opener.
This is an excellent book on Taxes. I just came across it because I was looking to change my not so good accountant with no knowledge about property tax. Having read this book I found it very informative and we'll written it got me thinking about financial plan and what I could do with my existing portfolio. A very useful book to add to your collection if you're serious about financial planning...
Very informative for all levels of property investors, highly recommended.
Very detailed explantions for anyone interested in saving income tax
This is an excellent summary for private Landlords wanting to reduce their tax levels and proactively deal with Clause 24. Plenty of hints, tips and ideas. Some great personal humour breaks up the dry tax subject. I would highly recommend this book.
I've just finished this and already know I'll be listening again and again with a notepad in front of me. loads of great advice that I'm certain will save me a lot of money.
The major future problem for buy to let investors is the reduction of interest tax relief to a maximum of 20% by 2020. So what? Well the (complicated) way it is calculated means that it affects so many other aspects of taxation and allowances that you may be paying marginal tax rates of over 100%. Worse still you might have a tax bill on a loss. If you do nothing, expect nightmares! If you do one thing -BUY THIS BOOK.
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