Property Taxes


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) respond to the call for evidence on simplification of partial exemption and the Capital Goods Scheme.

Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth backed radical changes to corporation tax, including restrictions to reliefs, a boost to capital allowances and extending the tax to cover highly profitable partnerships and other unincorporated businesses. For multinationals the party wants a wider definition of permanent establishment and, longer term, a global system of business taxation. In an autumn election a penny on income tax for health and social care, and restoring the 20% rate of corporation tax to increase funding of public services, would likely be key policies.

HMRC have released the September issue of the Stamp Taxes Newsletter

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has sent further comments to HMRC in relation to the provisions in Finance Act 2019 for chargeable gains accruing to non-residents.

The CIOT comments on draft Finance Bill legislation on the transfer of unlisted securities to connected companies for Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax.

The latest Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) bulletin was published on 21 August on the Revenue Scotland website. This bulletin sets out Revenue Scotland’s view and provides an update on its approach to daily penalties following a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland (UTS). 

It has been widely reported that, shortly before being elected Prime Minister, Boris Johnson gave support to suggestions by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) that the liability to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) should be switched from the buyer to the seller.  This idea leads to some interesting issues.

The CIOT comments sent to HMRC on VAT reverse charge for building and construction services.

The joint STPG and CIOT comments sent to HMRC on SDLT higher rates: additional dwellings - MOD Future Accommodation Model.

A CIOT/IFS debate on taxing commercial property asked whether it was time to retain, reform or replace business rates.