Landlords losing interest from April

Rental Income

The next step in changes to tax relief for landlords takes effect from 6 April 2019. 


If you have a mortgage on a buy to let residential property, from this April only 25% of the interest can be offset against your rental income, with the remaining 75% qualifying for a 20% tax credit only.

Higher rate taxpayers will lose £50 tax relief for every £1,000 of interest in 2019/20. And from April 2020 onwards, you will only receive a 20% tax credit – another £50 cut in relief for every £1,000 of interest for 40% taxpayers.

If these changes make you think about selling up, then remember another April 2020 change: capital gains tax at up to 28% on residential property will be due within 30 days of sale.



The value of tax reliefs depends on your individual circumstances






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The information in this article does not constitute advice and should be used for informational purposes only. This content has been provided to Helm Godfrey by Taxbriefs.