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    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 15th Jul 17, 10:49 AM
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    Capital gains tax
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    Capital gains tax 15th Jul 17 at 10:49 AM
    Can someone please tell me, which forum to post a question about how much capital gains tax, we need to pay on selling our house, we used to live in and own to our son, he has lived thereall his life, but the last ten years on his own after we inherited another house and moved out ?
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 15th Jul 17, 11:19 AM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 11:19 AM
    This forum.

    Value of property 10 years ago when you moved out?

    Value today? (not sale price if you are selling to son at below market value).

    https://www.gov.uk/topic/personal-tax/capital-gains-tax
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    • By antrobus 15th Jul 17, 11:46 AM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 11:46 AM
    Can someone please tell me, which forum to post a question about how much capital gains tax, we need to pay on selling our house, we used to live in and own to our son, he has lived there all his life, but the last ten years on his own after we inherited another house and moved out ?
    Originally posted by kaz13
    No, unless you provide numbers and dates.

    As I understand things, it works this way,

    You bought a house in XXXX year and paid A
    You sold a house in YYYY year and received B

    Your capital gain is B - A which accrued over Z years

    You claim Private Residence Relief for the years in which the house was your main home, before you moved into that inherited property and made that your main home, plus the last 18 months.

    So the capital gain would be apportioned over time, roughly 8.5 years divided by Z years. You have a CGT allowance of 11,300. Anything over that and you pay 18%.

    Of course, I don't really do tax, and someone else might know better. Paying a proper accountant for advice is an option.
    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 15th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
    We bought the house in 1985 for 40,000 - we lived in it until 2006, we have sold it to our son for 150,000 but have gifted him 50,000. Towards it.
    Can you work out roughly what you think the tax should be ?
    It seems very confusing
    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 15th Jul 17, 4:47 PM
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    The market value was 150,000 then the gift so be pays 100,000.
    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 15th Jul 17, 4:51 PM
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    We are both self employed, own our own business, we fill tax returns in and pay tax etc.,
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 15th Jul 17, 5:44 PM
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    Does letting relief apply if you let a relative live in the property rent free?
    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 15th Jul 17, 7:34 PM
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    I have been on the government website - but it is so so confusing, and doesn't seem to ask the right questions, or give any figures!
    I've tried to work it out with the details above, but don't understand it proper - sorry.
    Thank you all for your help.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 15th Jul 17, 11:03 PM
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    The market value was 150,000 then the gift so be pays 100,000.
    Originally posted by kaz13
    For CGT purposes it counts at market value, as you are related.

    SO you have a gain of 110k.

    You have owned it for 32 years of which 21 years it was your PPR. So you are exempt for 22.5 of the 32 years (PPR + last 18 mths).

    So roughly 32.6k is subject to CGT. That would be 16.3k for you and your spouse.

    You each have a CGT allowance of 11.3k leaving 5k to be taxed for CGT. Tax rates are 18% or 28% depending on your other income.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 15th Jul 17, 11:06 PM
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    This forum.

    Value of property 10 years ago when you moved out?

    Value today? (not sale price if you are selling to son at below market value).

    https://www.gov.uk/topic/personal-tax/capital-gains-tax
    Originally posted by G_M
    Value when you moved out is irrelevant. The gain is assumed to be linear between when you bought and when you sold.

    Does letting relief apply if you let a relative live in the property rent free?
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling
    Don't think so. If you aren't receiving a rent, then the property isn't let in the commercial sense.
    • kaz13
    • By kaz13 16th Jul 17, 10:09 AM
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    Thank you
    For CGT purposes it counts at market value, as you are related.

    SO you have a gain of 110k.

    You have owned it for 32 years of which 21 years it was your PPR. So you are exempt for 22.5 of the 32 years (PPR + last 18 mths).

    So roughly 32.6k is subject to CGT. That would be 16.3k for you and your spouse.

    You each have a CGT allowance of 11.3k leaving 5k to be taxed for CGT. Tax rates are 18% or 28% depending on your other income.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    This Makes sense, thank you.
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