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VAT on commercial property

An overview of key issues including ‘option to tax’. The sale or lease of a commercial property can be standard rated, zero rated, exempt or even outside the scope of VAT depending on its nature. Commercial properties can be used for various purposes such as: to use...

Pre-letting expenses

How and when pre-letting expenses can be claimed. Profits from UK land or property are treated, for tax purposes, as arising from a business. The broad scheme is that rental business profits are computed using the same principles as for trades (ITTOIA 2005, s272)....