Wednesday, 23 November 2016

One In Four Buy-To-Let Investors Sell Up Due To New Tax

A quarter of buy-to-let investors say they will sell their rental properties as a result of the Government's tax changes. A survey of almost 1,000 private landlords found that 25pc have already sold, or  are planning to sell, following the Government's plans to remove their ability to deduct their mortgage interest costs from their rental income before calculating their tax bill.  Hardest-hit will be those property investors paying higher rates of tax (40pc or 45pc) and who have large mortgages. Instead of being able to deduct mortgage costs, landlords will have a 20pc tax credit, which will leave many higher-rate taxpayers with squeezed profits and some falling into a loss after the change begins to be phased in in April. Read more on the Daily Telegraph.

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