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CGT on second property sales – 30 day rule

July 14th, 2021

by Beach Accountants

The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reporting and payment date for UK residents that sell a residential property changed with effect from 6 April 2020. This change means that any CGT due on the sale of a residential property now needs to be reported and a payment on account of any CGT due made within 30 days of the completion of the transaction.

In practice, this change only applies to the sale of any residential property that does not qualify for Private Residence Relief (PRR). The PRR relief applies to qualifying residential properly used wholly as a main family residence. 

HMRC has listed the following types of property sales that are affected:

• a property that you have not used as your main home;

• a holiday home;

• a property which you let out for people to live in;

• a property that you’ve inherited and have not used as your main home.

There can be penalties and interest if any CGT due on the sale of a UK property is not paid within 30 days of the sale.

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