Following the Government announcement to raise stamp duty to 6% on non-residential property on 11 October 2017 persons have been looking at other tax efficient ways to transfer property.
One option is to purchase the property outright (6% stamp duty applies) and another option is to purchase the vehicle that owns the property. If the shares in a company that owns property is acquired then staamp duty applies at the rate of 1% until 6 December 2017.
The current proposal is to increase the stamp duty to 6% in limited circumstances (so that non-residential property is only affected) .
Further details are awaited.
To discuss your taxation options please contact Michelle
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