Capital gains tax payable within 30 days
Starting April 6, 2020, UK resident s that sell residential properties inside the United Kingdom will have a grace period of 30 days to inform the HMRC of the transaction and submit any Capital Gains Tax that accrues.Find out more
Residents that do not inform the HMRC of Capital Gains Tax within 30 days of the closing of a transaction may be liable to penalties as well as interest on any amounts the tax authorities determine to be owed. As such, it is critical for every person that is involved in a residential property sale transaction to understand the changes as they affect both UK and non-UK residents.
Capital Gains Tax
Capital Gains Tax refers to a tax on any profits made when one disposes of or sells an asset or anything whose value has increased.
It is critical to get a good understanding of Capital Gains Tax,particularly when you are required to report such gains in 30 days.
If you reside in the UK, you may be required to pay Capital Gains Tax when you dispose of or sell:
But you will not be required to report Capital Gains Tax and make payment to the HMRC when:
Newly updated guidance and online service
The HMRC intends to set up a new online service which will make it possible to pay and report any owed Capital Gains Tax.
Full guidance is expected to be given in April 2020 and will include information on accessing and using the online service.
For non-UK residents, disposals or sales of any interest in land or property in the UK still have to be reported. This applies regardless of Capital Gains liability within the thirty day periodfollowing the completion of the disposal of said asset.
It will no longer be possible to use Self-Assessment returns to defer the payment of Capital Gains Tax as all taxes due need to be submitted within the 30-day payment and reporting period.
This includes the disposal of nonresidential properties, residential properties, and indirect disposals.
Starting April 6, 2020, non-UK residents will have access to the new online reporting service that will replace the old legacy reporting system.
Capital Gains Tax refers to a tax charged on any profits realized upon the sale or disposal of an asset that has increased in value.
The tax usually applies to the gains rather than on the entire amount received from the sale.
For instance, if one bought artwork for £5,000 then proceeded to sell it for £25,000 at a later date, the profit/gain would be £20,000 (the selling price of £25,000 less the purchase price of £5,000).
Some assets do not attract a tax and if all gains in a given tax year fall under the bracket, Capital Gains Tax will not be owed on such increases in the value of a property.
Disposing of an asset
This typically includes: