European Property Owners Face HIgher Tax Bills

European Property Owners Face HIgher Tax Bills

Now that the UK has finally left the EU some taxpayers will start to see additional tax costs. One example is where UK residents own holiday homes in EU countries that they rent out for part of the year.

Owners of EU rental properties may now be required to pay more tax in those countries, having previously benefited from a lower rate of tax for EU nationals. Those renting out Spanish properties for example will see the rate of tax they pay in Spain increase from 19% to 24%. There would be double tax credit relief for the overseas tax suffered against the UK tax liability on the rental income, but those who pay UK tax at 20% will see their overall tax bill increase as a result. The UK leaving the EU may also have the effect of increasing the amount of capital taxes and social security taxes payable by property owners.

The property tax rules vary from country to country, so contact us if you are likely to be affected by these changes.

If you would like more information or would like to discuss your tax affairs in more detail please don't hesitate to contact our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Lucy Williams, on the details below:

 
Steve Crompton
Partner – Head of Tax
direct dial: 01942 292541
mobile: 07790 840394
email: steve.crompton@jsllp.co.uk
 
Lucy Williams
Tax Partner
direct dial: 01942 292543
mobile: 07807 053494
email: lucy.williams@jsllp.co.uk

 

 

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