HMRC has recently updated its guidance on the Let Property Campaign.
The Let Property Campaign is for landlords who owe tax through letting out residential property, in the UK or abroad, to get up to date with their tax affairs in a simple and straightforward way. It includes:
- those that have multiple properties
- landlords with single rentals
- specialist landlords with student or workforce rentals
- holiday lettings
- renting out a room in your main home for more than the Rent a Room Scheme threshold
- those who live abroad or intend to live abroad for more than 6 months and rent out a property in the UK as you may still be liable to UK taxes
Those who are unsure whether they need to disclose unpaid taxes under this campaign can use the Let Property questionnaire to help them decide. Full details of the campaign and how to make a disclosure can be found here.
This is an ideal opportunity for advisers to contact clients to ensure their tax affairs are up to date and an early disclosure will result in lower penalties and interest being payable. Clients should also be made aware that if HMRC accepts a disclosure they do not necessarily have to make an upfront payment as HMRC accepts various payment methods and will be able individuals to spread payments.
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