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Property tax system 'is a mess'

Property tax must be comprehensively reformed, a housing expert has claimed.

04 Nov 2013
Property tax system 'is a mess'
Stamp duty rise 'will not be widely felt'

Under 0.5 per cent of dwellings in Britain are likely to be affected by the stamp duty rise.

21 Mar 2012
Stamp duty rise 'will not be widely felt'
High-value homes to be hit with tax rise?

Business secretary Vince Cable has hinted that tax on high value homes could be about to rise.

28 Mar 2011
High-value homes to be hit with tax rise?
Property market 'needs radical changes from government'

A managing director has explained some alternative ideas for how the government could improve the housing situation in the UK.

07 Feb 2011
Property market 'needs radical changes from government'
Capital gains tax 'would affect buy-to-let market'

The buy-to-let property market could be hit significantly if the capital gains tax is increased, as landlords may be less willing to sell.

14 Jun 2010
Capital gains tax 'would affect buy-to-let market'
Landlords selling up due to tax rise 'does not make sense'

Figures that suggest landlords are preparing to sell up to avoid an increased capital gains tax (CGT) have been questioned by an expert.

04 Jun 2010
Landlords selling up due to tax rise 'does not make sense'
Landlords 'should be included in tax exemptions'

Landlords could fall foul of a new income tax band system under the new government, experts have warned.

17 May 2010
Landlords 'should be included in tax exemptions'
Capital gains tax 'to rise to 25%'

Capital gains tax (CGT) is likely to rise to 25 per cent in the forthcoming Budget, according to one investment expert.

24 Feb 2010
Capital gains tax 'to rise to 25%'
Rise in housing tax 'to prevent future booms' proposed

Implementing tax rises has been proposed to prevent future housing booms.

03 Dec 2009
Rise in housing tax 'to prevent future booms' proposed
Income tax threshold for landlords 'should rise'

The income tax threshold for landlords who rent out rooms in their houses to tenants should be raised, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).

11 Nov 2009
Income tax threshold for landlords 'should rise'
AMI director calls for property market changes

Property market changes are necessary for the sector to pick up again, according to the director of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI).

12 May 2009
AMI director calls for property market changes
Bank calls for 'reduced tax' on empty homes

The government has been called upon to reduce the amount of tax paid for renovating empty homes.

03 Nov 2008
Bank calls for 'reduced tax' on empty homes
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty

The government has announced that stamp duty land tax will no longer apply to purchases of home valued at £175,000 and less.

04 Sep 2008
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty
How to beat the credit crunch

New guide packed with practical ideas and tips to help you survive the Credit Crunch just launched

19 Aug 2008
How to beat the credit crunch
Rics proposes offsetting stamp duty for senior homeowners looking to downsize

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) needs to be reassessed to prevent it becoming a "major barrier to purchasing property".

11 Jul 2008
Rics proposes offsetting stamp duty for senior homeowners looking to downsize
Tax breaks make sense for landlords

A mortgage provider has issued a tax guide for landlords as research reveals most buy-to-let investors are unaware of the tax breaks they are entitled to.

28 May 2008
Tax breaks make sense for landlords
Parents need not worry about helping children to buy

Parents who want to help their children onto the property ladder need not worry about inheritance tax complications.

19 Feb 2008
Parents need not worry about helping children to buy
Landlords given tax returns reminder

Buy-to-let landlords must meet their self-assessment tax return deadline of January 31st.

17 Jan 2008
Landlords given tax returns reminder
Tories slam Hips

The Conservative Party has accused the government of using Home information packs (Hips) to lay the foundations for a council tax revaluation.

30 Jul 2007
Tories slam Hips
HMRC warns landlords of tax liabilities

Many recent entrants to the buy-to-let market and homeowners who let a room in their house are unaware of their tax obligations, the government has warned

07 Feb 2007
HMRC warns landlords of tax liabilities
Estate agents supplying tax authorities with home info

Estate agents have been secretly supplying council tax authorities with detailed information on properties they have sold, including pricing and floorplans

04 Dec 2006
Estate agents supplying tax authorities with home info
House prices inch towards inheritance tax threshold

Average house prices in one in ten towns across England are now higher than the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold, new figures reveal.

25 Sep 2006
House prices inch towards inheritance tax threshold
Government land tax 'to squeeze small developers'

A new land tax being introduced by the government could squeeze small developers out of the market, a new report claims.

20 Sep 2006
Government land tax 'to squeeze small developers'
Tories warn of Labour/Liberal tax plans

Conservative politicians claim that plans by both the Lib Dems and Labour to impose new property taxes will hit homeowners hard.

18 Sep 2006
Tories warn of Labour/Liberal tax plans
Ways to beat inheritance tax

Following the recent political wrangles over inheritance tax (IHT), an advisory group has published its top ways to minimise the tax before loopholes are closed.

04 Sep 2006
Ways to beat inheritance tax
Inheritance tax here to stay

Since Stephen Byers' comments in the Sunday Telegraph, the Labour Party on the whole has rallied to criticise the former transport minister's calls for inheritance tax to be dropped.

22 Aug 2006
Inheritance tax here to stay
Inheritance tax row continues

A rift is emerging in the Labour Party following Stephen Byers' comments to the Sunday Telegraph that inheritance tax should be abolished.

21 Aug 2006
Inheritance tax row continues
Research shows IHT threshold is too low

Data gathered by HM Revenue and Customs and analysed by the Halifax group shows that the amount of properties valued under £500,000 paying Inheritance Tax (IHT) has increased.

07 Aug 2006
Research shows IHT threshold is too low
Tory think tank researches Land Value Tax

Centre-right research thinktank the Bow Group has published a paper detailing plans for a radical reshape of the tax system.

02 Aug 2006
Tory think tank researches Land Value Tax
Concerns over rural housing prices

There are growing calls for a tax on second home owners following the publication of a new report on affordability difficulties in rural areas.

18 May 2006
Concerns over rural housing prices
Concerns that Hips are linked to council tax

The debate over the various pros and cons of Home Information Packs (Hips) continues to rage, with critics claiming that the information will be used to increase council tax bills.

27 Mar 2006
Concerns that Hips are linked to council tax
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