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Property sales campaign deadline approaches

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People have until 9 August to tell HMRC about any unpaid tax on property sales, and until 6 September to pay the tax owed under the department’s property sales campaign, under a tax ‘amnesty’ HMRC introduced earlier this year.

The property sales campaign is aimed at those selling homes in the UK or abroad, where CGT should be paid on any profits made. This includes, for example, properties people have sold that were given to them, and the sale of holiday homes. After 6 September, HMRC will take a much closer look at the tax affairs of those who have sold properties other than their main home, but who appear to have paid no CGT. By using this campaign to come forward voluntarily, people will receive the best possible terms, as any penalty they pay by coming forward voluntarily will be lower than if HMRC comes to them first.