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Time again to start preparing for MTD for ITSA

MTD for ITSA or Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment to give it its full title. You remember that? Perhaps you’d prefer not to.

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How will 2024 National Insurance and Income Tax Changes Impact You? 

Significant changes to National Insurance were among the attention-grabbing announcements in Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement, which he made in November 2023. And what was perhaps even more notable is one would be introduced in January 2024, rather than April when the new UK tax year begins. 

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HMRC Crackdown on Airbnb Tax Evasion: How Could it Affect Some Hosts?

Airbnb’s success is truly amazing. The story began in 2007, when the first two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home. Airbnb now has more than 4m Hosts worldwide who have welcomed more than 1.5bn guests in more than 220 countries.

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How to Prepare for Doing Your Self Assessment Tax Return

It’s an all too familiar scene for many sole traders, landlords and other Self Assessment taxpayers. Despite leaving it until a week or two before the online-filing deadline on 31 January, you’re not too worried about completing your Self Assessment tax return. What could possibly go wrong?

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Understanding UK Landlord Licensing Rules

Determining whether you need a license for your UK rental property isn’t always straightforward, as different areas of the country have different rules.

By 6 min read
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What Do You Really Need To Know About Pest Control if You’re a UK Landlord?

It’s one of those scenarios that landlords dread: an unexpected phone call, email or text from a tenant to deliver news of unwanted guests. Sometimes they’re furry; some have wings; while others are creepy and crawly. They can be really unpleasant and affect people’s health and happiness.

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Key Tax Facts for Current and Would-be HMO Landlords

Key Tax Facts for Current and Would-be HMO Landlords

There are reported to be about half a million “HMOs” (houses in multiple occupation) in the UK. A rented property is considered an HMO if at least three tenants live in it and they make up more than one household, with shared toilet, bathroom and/or kitchen facilities.

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Airbnb Hosts & Buy-to-let Landlords: Tax Differences Explained

Getting yourself on the property ladder can be extremely rewarding. It’s also a great chance to earn extra income! You can do it full-time or as a side hustle alongside your other commitments.

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Changes to EPC Regulations: A Guide for Landlords

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have become vital for promoting and improving energy efficiency within the UK rental market. UK landlords are legally responsible for ensuring that their rental properties have a valid EPC and meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

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The Renters Reform Bill Finally Published

And some of our worst fears have been realised. Michael Gove, when he announced that the Renters Reform Bill would be published this week said; “We are introducing new legislation and it will change the way in which the relationship between landlords and tenants work, providing tenants with new protection which should ensure that they […]

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Making Tax Digital: When and How Should Landlords Prepare?

Managing finances and meeting tax deadlines can be a source of significant stress for landlords. However, Making Tax Digital aims to streamline the process and make it more efficient, offering a potential solution to this long-standing headache for landlords.

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Latest Maintenance and Scam Warnings for Landlords and Property Investors 

There a few things that I have learned recently which I want to share with you. I am sharing with the permission of the people who revealed this information, one of whom I will name and credit and the others prefer that I don’t. The first is for those who own older properties: 

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Six 2023/24 Tax Year Changes You Should Know if You’re a UK Landlord

April 6, and that can mean only one thing – the start of the new UK tax year. It’s when most changes to UK tax rules come into force, which can be good or bad news for you and your rental income. It can also be the perfect time to make tax less of a […]

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5 Years to Reach C – EPCs in Existing Rented Properties and Two More Pieces of Good News

Amid some very worrying changes for landlords, there have been three announcements which will help us.

By 10 min read

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