Navigating the world of taxes can be daunting, especially when it comes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on UK residential property. However, understanding the rules and finding efficient solutions can make a world of difference. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what CGT entails, whether you need to pay it, and how Hippo’s online accounting service can simplify the process for you. Let’s dive in!

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Explained:

When you sell or dispose of residential property in the UK, you may be liable to report and pay Capital Gains Tax on the profits you make. These rules have been in place since April 2020, and it’s important to familiarise yourself with them. But don’t worry; our expert team of accountants are here to help!

Do I Need to Pay UK Capital Gains Tax?

If you’re new to selling UK properties or you are non-resident UK,  then you may wonder if you’re obligated to pay CGT. To help you answer this question, we’ve prepared a handy flowchart that clarifies whether you need to file and report a 60-day CGT return for a UK residential property.

Follow the chart below to get an idea of any reporting responsibilities, and if you do need to report, whether you need to complete a CGT 60 Day Form or if you can just include the sale in your next annual self-assessment tax return.

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For Non-UK Residents: Understanding Your Reporting Requirements

Non-UK residents have additional reporting requirements when it comes to disposals of both UK residential and commercial properties. As of 6 April 2019, non-residents must report all land and property disposals, residential and commercial, regardless of whether there is a gain or loss, within 60 days of the sale. This means that even if you’re not a UK resident, it’s crucial to understand your obligations and comply with the regulations.

If you are non-resident in the tax year of disposal, you are required to file a CGT 60 Form, within 60 days of the completion date, for the following:

1. UK Residential Property: Starting from April 6 2015, non-residents are obligated to report disposals of UK residential property. Whether you’re selling a house, an apartment, or another type of residential property, compliance with the reporting guidelines is essential.

2. Interests in Commercial UK Land and Properties: Non-residents must also report disposals of interests in commercial UK land and properties. This includes offices, retail spaces and industrial buildings. It is important to ensure accurate reporting for a comprehensive understanding of your tax obligations.

3. Indirect Disposals of an Interest in UK Land or Property: In some cases, non-residents may dispose of shares in a company that owns UK land or property. These indirect disposals are also subject to CGT reporting. Understanding the complexities of such transactions is crucial to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.

Hippo: Your Trustworthy Partner in CGT Reporting & Accounting

Navigating the CGT reporting requirements in the UK can be challenging. However, with Hippo’s online accounting service, you can confidently fulfill your obligations while benefiting from our expertise and support.

Hippo’s team of experienced accountants understand the unique reporting needs of everyone, including landlords, expats and non-residents. We offer specialised guidance tailored to your circumstances, ensuring accurate reporting and timely submission of your CGT return. By choosing our CGT 60-Day Reporting Package, you can leverage our comprehensive services to streamline the entire process.

Discover the peace of mind that comes with partnering with Hippo. Take advantage of our expertise in non-resident CGT reporting and secure your financial compliance. Learn more about our capital gains tax services and how we can assist you.

Simplify and Streamline CGT Reporting with Hippo’s Online Accounting Service

At Hippo, we believe that accounting doesn’t have to be boring or overwhelming. We offer online accounting and reporting packages specifically designed to make your life easier, especially if you’re an expat in the UK. Let’s explore the benefits of using our service to report and pay CGT.

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Payment Made Simple

Once your CGT return is submitted using the CGT payment reference generated by HMRC, Hippo ensures a hassle-free payment process. We’ll guide you through the due date, ensuring that you pay your CGT liability within 60 days of the completion date. Avoid penalties and enjoy peace of mind with our expert assistance.

Understanding and complying with Capital Gains Tax on UK residential property doesn’t have to be intimidating. With Hippo’s online accounting service by your side, you can simplify the process and focus on what matters most to you. Let us handle the numbers while you enjoy the benefits of our friendly and accessible expertise. Say goodbye to accounting worries and hello to a seamless experience with Hippo.

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