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Limited Company
Tax on Rental Income


Income from property rental must be declared in the relevant section of the Self-assessment tax return if it is:


  • £2,500 to £9,999 after allowable expenses

  • £10,000 or more before allowable expenses


The following expenses are allowable:


  • letting agents’ fees

  • legal fees

  • accountants’ fees

  • buildings and contents insurance

  • mortgage interest (but not capital repayment)

  • interest on property loans

  • maintenance and repairs to the property (but not improvements)

  • utility bills, like gas, water and electricity

  • rent, ground rent, service charges

  • council tax

  • services you pay for, like cleaning or gardening

  • other direct costs of letting the property, like phone calls, stationery and advertising


Note that in Budget 2015, the relief on mortgage interest is capped at base rate of 20%, not high rate tax of 40% or 45% as previously allowed.

In addition, from April 2016 residential landlords will not be able to claim the 10% wear and tear allowance. They will be allowed to claim only the actual repair costs incurred.


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