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Budget 2020: real estate tax changes

Here is a brief summary of the measures in the March 2020 Budget which are relevant to the Real Estate sector. Non-UK resident companies with UK property income – As previously announced, non-UK resident companies that carry on a UK property business, or have other UK property income, will be charged to Corporation Tax on UK

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The Construction Industry Scheme: Change in the air?

What does real estate investment have to do with the problem of tax evasion made possible by cash-in-hand payments in the building industry?  Very little, one might suspect, but that has not prevented real estate investors becoming the unintended casualty of a withholding tax introduced in the 1970s to target tax fraud among builders.  A

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Don’t sweep CIS under the carpet

Many a switched-on landlord will already be familiar with the perils of the Construction Industry Scheme. The Scheme, designed rather like PAYE to place the burden of tax collection on those employing building contractors, casts its net sufficiently wide that contributions made by landlords to the cost of works carried out by tenants will often