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Do you have a company which owns residential properties valued at over £500k?

If you do, then you may have to file an ATED return (Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings) and pay additional taxes on them.

ATED returns are submitted in April each year for the tax year in advance. So for 2020/2021, ATED Returns  must have been be submitted to HMRC by 30 April 2020 and any charge paid over for any properties held the start of the tax year.

Think this doesn’t apply to you?

The lower valuation limit was originally £2m when this tax was introduced in April 2013 but has been reduced down to a mere £500k, bringing many more properties under the umbrella.

So what are yours worth?

A few years back, a number of savvy people realised that buying a residential property through a limited company would result in a much lower bill for Stamp Duty. The ATED system was promptly introduced by the government to discourage that by imposing another tax to compensate.

An ATED return is required in respect of each individual property. Claims for any reliefs that may apply need to be prepared and submitted separate to the actual return itself.

The tax charge for property held in the current period from April 2019 to March 2020 is £3,650 and substantially more for properties valued at over £1m with further large band increases at £1m, £2m, £5m, £10m and £20m.

The rules related to this tax are complex and there are a number of reliefs that can be claimed.

There are strict and rapidly escalating penalties for anyone who fails to submit their returns in time.

Property valuations are revised every 5 years and 1st April 2017 was the last revaluation date.

For help with ATED returns

If you are worried that this may apply to you and you need some help with your ATED filings then please get in touch immediately. We can assist you both to obtain the correct valuations and also to prepare and submit your ATED returns on time.

Take a look at our separate website section specially written for Landlords here

More details can be found on the Government website here

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