Capital Gains Tax

Private residence relief – Married couples ‘living together’ for CGT purposes

Private residence relief – Married couples ‘living together’ for CGT purposes

Married couples (and civil partners) benefit from favourable treatment for certain tax purposes. A common example is the ‘no gain, no loss’ capital gains tax (CGT) treatment for inter-spouse transfers (TCGA 1992, s 58). In addition, the inheritance tax spouse exemption is unlimited for transfers between UK domiciled spouses (although it is restricted to £55,000. Read more

Ownership and tax issues – HMRC guidance on constructive and resulting trusts

Ownership and tax issues – HMRC guidance on constructive and resulting trusts

It is straightforward in most cases to establish an individual’s income entitlement for tax purposes. However, there are exceptions. HM Revenue andCustoms (HMRC) recently issued new guidance in its Trusts Settlements and Estates manual on the concepts of ‘resulting trust’ and ‘constructive trust’ for income tax purposes. These are ‘implied trusts’, which are created by. Read more

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