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Personal A Sunny Place for Shady People

Somerset Maugham's description of Monaco has more recently been appropriated by Vince Cable.

Personal Principal Private Residence Relief - Potential changes to Elections

Many people will be familiar with Principal Private Residence Relief (PPRR) which, very broadly, exempts tax on gains made on the sale of a person's main home.

Business How to minimise capital gains tax

The average taxpayer is unlikely to have to pay capital gains tax but The What Investment Guide to Personal Tax is here to help.

Personal Second homes become tax target

A new campaign is targeting people who have sold properties that are not their main homes and failed to declare the profits.

Q&A What are the tax implications of selling art?

If you sell a piece of art through the open market, such as sale through public auction, you may be liable to capital gains tax or inheritance tax.

Business CGT changes in 'shares-for-rights'

Employees will be exempt from normal capital gains charges on selling shares under George Osborne's new plan.

Q&A Is there a capital gains tax exemption when selling off part of my private land?

There does exist a capital gains tax exemption for principal private residence which includes grounds that do not exceed half a hectare.

Personal Minimising CGT bill

A look at minimising your CGT bill.

Business Using your home for business

If any part of your home is used exclusively for business, there may be a capital gains tax bill when you sell the home.

Updates Capital Gains Tax allowance freeze

The annual capital gains tax (CGT) allowance will not, as announced in the 2011 Budget, be increased at the rate of inflation in April 2012.