Commentary

C1.110 Capital gains tax payment and returns relating to disposals of UK land

Capital gains tax
Capital gains tax | Commentary

C1.110 Capital gains tax payment and returns relating to disposals of UK land

Capital gains tax | Commentary

C1.110 Capital gains tax payment and returns relating to disposals of UK land

For a gain or loss to be within the scope of tax on chargeable gains, there must be a chargeable disposal of a chargeable asset by a chargeable person. See C1.104, C1.103 and C1.102 respectively.

Individuals, trustees and personal representatives are subject to capital gains tax on chargeable gains. Companies are subject to corporation tax on chargeable gains. See C1.102.

This article discusses the compliance requirements for disposals of UK land, with the reporting of disposals of other assets covered in C1.109. For the computation of chargeable gains and losses, see C1.105. For the use of allowable losses, see C1.106. For the taxation of chargeable gains, see C1.107

Compliance requirements for disposals of UK land

Changes introduced in FA 2019, Sch 2 require certain taxpayers who dispose of UK land to make a capital gains tax UK property disposals return to HMRC and to make a payment of the estimated tax due within 30 days following the date of completion.

Taxpayers within the compliance regime

For non-resident persons, these rules apply to any direct or indirect disposal of UK land (whether or not it is residential property) on or after 6 April 20191.

For UK-resident persons and non-UK residents who carry on a trade, profession or vocation through a UK branch or agency, the rules apply to direct disposals of UK residential property on or after 6 April 20202.

For UK resident persons and non-residents who trade via a UK branch or agency only,

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