Important Changes Regarding Capital Gains Tax Payments
Since April 2020 you need to report any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) owing within 30 days of completion. We have put some helpful information to assist you in looking into this below;
Checking if you need to report and pay
You don’t need to report and pay CGT if you have sold or disposed of a UK property that was your main home and only used as your private residence.
If you have been absent from your home or rented it out, then you can check if you need to pay CGT on GOV.UK.
Report and pay online
If you are liable for CGT, you can sign up for a 'Capital Gains Tax on UK property account', report and pay using HMRC’s online service on GOV.UK.
You can sign up for the service in advance to save time and help you meet the 30-day deadline.
If you are a non-UK resident
Since April 2020, the rules also changed for non-UK residents notifying HMRC of a sale or disposal of both UK residential and non-residential property regardless of whether there is a gain or not.
Non-UK residents are still required to notify HMRC of the disposal via the online service but can no longer defer any payment due to their Self Assessment tax return.
If you are having difficulty paying
You can visit GOV.UK and search 'difficulties paying' to see what help and support is available.
If you don’t report and pay on time
If you don’t report gains on property or make payment by the 30-day deadline they may be liable to a late filing penalty, late payment interest and may be subject to a late payment penalty.
If you need help
You can find more information to help learn about these changes on GOV.UK or by clicking on this short YouTube video.