Any Answers Answered: Furnished holiday lets

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Robert Lovell
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The January edition of 'Any Answers Answered', featuring TAXtv hosts Giles Mooney and Tim Good, includes questions on furnished holiday lettings and gifts with reservation.

Of two highlighted AA posts this month, the first question comes from AccountingWEB member gcg007 with a question relating to residential property which a client has owned for 15 years.

The property was a furnished holiday letting (FHL) for the first three years of ownership, followed by two years of residential letting and has been their principal private residence (PPR) for the remaining 10 years.

The question is around how they are going to claim relief on it.

Giles and Tim break down the query stage-by-stage; find out the answer in the video below.

The second question comes from AccountingWEB member taxiboy regarding gifts with reservation of benefit.

The question explains that the mum’s house has been gifted to her son, he then charges full market rent to the mum, he pays tax on that rent, but then he’s paying the net amount that he has received back to the mum.

Tim Good explains that it very much depends on the circumstances and how much malice aforethought there is in all this.

Find out the full answer in the video clip below:

For the latest episode of TAXtv visit PTP Interactive. TAXtv is a monthly tax update programme available as an annual subscription from £199, (11 issues plus special editions) to view online, download from the internet or watch on DVD.

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    13th Jan 2017 10:49

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    'The question explains that the mum’s house has been gifted to her son, he then charges full market rent to the mum, he pays tax on that rent, but then he’s paying the net amount that he has received back to the mum'

    Who the hell advised you on creating this scenario.

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    13th Jan 2017 18:42

    That's easily answered Andrew, I think it was a guy called Henry Malcolm Roger Crowther (HMRC) as he's known to his mates !!

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