When the SPV purchases the property it will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). This is calculated dependent on the value of the property at rates between 3% and 15%. In certain situations where the SPV is buying more than 6 properties and there is a “mixed use” element (ie residential and commercial) there may be an opportunity to apply lower commercial rates of SDLT.
The SPV’s taxable profit – which will include any gain on any disposal of the property - is subject to Corporation Tax which is currently charged at 19%.
After the property is sold your investment will be returned to you and any gain paid as a dividend. For tax year 2018-19 all UK tax payers have a £2,000 tax free dividend allowance. Dividends over-&-above this are taxed at your marginal rate of Income Tax. Currently these are 7.5% for basic rate tax payers, 32.5% for higher rate tax payers and 38.1% for additional rate tax payers.
The foregoing is based on our understanding of current tax law and you should be aware that tax rates and allowances are subject to change. If you are in any doubt about your tax position you should seek advice form a qualified professional.
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