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Don’t miss this years tax filing deadline!

Tags: Property Investment / Property Sales / Property Lettings

07 January 2019 16:53

Whether you are a landlord or a vendor renting out properties in the UK, HMRC considers you to be a self-employed business owner. This means you need to register and fill in a self-assessment tax return by the 31st of January. 

If by chance you fail to electronically submit your tax return by the 31st of January, you will be  automatically fined a £100 penalty.

Did you know that once you begin to fill in your self-assessment, you will need a 10 digit tax reference number? Also known as UTR (unique taxpayer reference) number, it is assigned to you when you first register.

Once you begin to fill in your tax return, make sure you have all the information about the income you’ve received throughout the tax year at hand. You will also need information on the expenses you want to deduct.

One of the biggest challenges landlords and vendors may experience is keeping a record of all your income and expenses, or even knowing what expenses to deduct.

Even though legislation keeps changing the allowable expenses, landlords and vendors are currently able to deduct the following from their tax bill:

  • Running costs
  • Insurance 
  • Accounting fees
  • Replacement of domestic items (from April 2016)
  • Property repair and maintenance costs
  • Tax advisor fees
  • Letting agent fees

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We understand this may be a lot to take in and self-assessments aren’t always straight forward, which is why Fusion Consultancy are here to help.

Fusion Consultancy are LiFE’s tax advisors, and are currently offering a free tax consultation service for landlords and vendors. Co-founder at Fusion, Mitch Young is here to help. You can email him on mitch@fusionconsult.co.uk

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