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Tax changes may produce harsh results for single property landlords

23 May 2017
Issue: 4600 / Categories: News

New tax rules could push them into higher tax bracket.

Landlords who own only one property could be pushed into a higher tax bracket after the introduction of new taxation rules for buy to let according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).

The statement comes as recent research from the NLA shows the proportion of single property landlords who expect to move up an income tax bracket as a result of the changes has almost doubled since the end of 2016. Some 16% of them say they will be paying more tax.

By the time the changes are fully implemented in 2021 landlords’ mortgage finance costs will count towards their taxable profit. The current average annual mortgage finance cost for a single property landlord is £5 600. This means that those now earning just below the upper limit of the basic income tax threshold of £43 500 could be pushed into the 40% bracket exposing them to...

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