Following the Conservative Party’s win and a budget date now set for 11 March, the tax changes in the draft Finance Bill scheduled to take effect from April 2020 are now more likely to go ahead.
The key tax measures “in limbo” until legislated in Finance Act 2020 are:
– Extending the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector
– Restricting R&D repayable credit for SMEs
– The proposed 2% reduction in P11d car benefits
– Limiting CGT private residence letting relief
If the changes to CGT private residence letting relief go ahead from 6 April 2020, it may be worth considering the disposal of a property that currently qualifies for this relief before 6 April 2020.
The “off-payroll” working rules will almost certainly proceed, even if not from 6 April 2020, and thus businesses and workers affected should prepare for the planned changes. Contact us if you need help in assessing the likely impact on your business.