The government is rigorously trying to manipulate the housing market in an attempt to reach their targets of increasing housing availability in UK. This has led to coordinated attacks on second homes via restricted lending, Stamp Duty Land Tax escalation, and tax relief constraints. Starting from April 2015 non-UK tax residents are held liable to pay capital gains tax on property located in UK.
The gains can be calculated either by time allotment of the gains over the entire ownership period or by valuation reference in April 2015. At this stage the tax rate is 18% for most taxpayers and 28% for higher rate taxpayers. The UK personal allowance is also accessible.
The returns have to be made and tax is payable at the end of the month which follows the completion month. A law coming in power from 2018 a payment on account will have to be made 30 days from the date of sale.
In regards to the budget there has been very little impact on Non-Doms. The common alterations have been made to the rates and allowances and lifetime ISA for individuals aged 18-40 has been introduced which will be topped up by the government annually. These funds may only be used to purchase a first home or as a retirement policy. Offshore property developers will now be liable to pay taxes on UK property development profits once the consultation is complete.
We were approached by an Australian national who was currently holding a valid Tier 2 visa however, he wished to switch into Tier 1 Entrepreneur. Before coming to us our client has already made purchases for his future café...(Read more)
Contacted us seeking advice in regards to her refusal. Our client was refused on the basis of her business plan as it did not convince the Entry Clearance Officer that she had a Genuine Intention of setting up a business in the UK...(Read more)