Posted by Nick Turpin on 16 Aug 2013

Property Sales Campaign – An Update

Further to our previous articles on the subject, HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) Property Sales Campaign is aimed at individuals selling second homes in the UK or abroad where capital gains tax (CGT) should be paid. It includes properties that were rented out and holiday homes.

The 9 August deadline to inform (HMRC) of any unpaid tax has now passed, while the due date for settling any liability is 6 September.

After 6 September HMRC will use the information they hold about property sales in the UK and abroad to identify people who have not paid what they owe, and penalties or even criminal prosecution could follow.

HMRC have confirmed that even if the deadline for notifying your intention to disclose has been missed, it will still be in the interests of an individual to make an unprompted/voluntary disclosure, as the penalty they are likely to face will still be lower than it would be if HMRC discovered the underpayment themselves.

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