RENLA ROOM RELUEEthe rent-oroom scheme was frst introduced by the Govemment in 1992 toencouroge indviduals to take in lodgers by offoring them favourablo incometox treatment on the sentl income recevod.does not comploto a Tax ReturnPEARSON MAYonthe other hand herannual costs of providing theoocommodation wee 5.000.Sue woud probobly be betterto not uso the ront-o room roletas she has in fact incumed a lossARTEREDOrdinonily any rental income received by on indvidual s taxoble income forhem and may then need to be reported on a Tax Retum and may aso gverise to an income ax liabity.Originated 184The rentaroom scheme means that the rental income recelved from aodgor (or lodgors) up to the proscribed Iimt, can be axompt from income of $200 intax The limit was increased to $7500 in April 2016 so if the total amount of rentreceived in the tax year (betoro deducting any exponses that the ndvdual Tax Retum and claims hat koss.has incuned in providing the accommoodation) s £7500 or less the whole of con be comed forward and sethe income is exempt from tax It is worth noting that this limt wil be hoved ianother person is also enttled to the income eg if a huband and wite own recelved trom the same peopertytheir home jointly and recelve rent fom a lodger, the limit is halwed to $3,750each (oven itthe incomei& not spl equaly betweon them)sosidence so t she completes aagainst any fu ure rental incomeLot's now consider John whof you dion't complete a Tax Return, and the rent you necaive is less than thesocovos senital income of s700 perannum) fomthreshold, then the tax oxmption is automatic and you dont nood to do month (8400 peronyhinghis lodger in hs central Londonnesidence wth  e lmit of SZ500, Johnould or ost ertoinly be better soHowever you oe aready secuired to completo To Return for om erreasons then UK property poges should be completedt and the ewemptioncloimod.  you roceve roome trom, lotting rooms in your home, even ifbelow the rent-a-room exompt amountclolm the rent-oHoom relef which woukdleove him wth 9900 oaxabe rentoncome. t would only be béneficial for him to use the homat principlesof calculating the rental profityloss if the actual expenses he incumod inproviding the accommodation oxcoodod $7,500 for the year.You con change botwoon claiming rontoroom or paying tax on your achudprotes (io seceipts less expenses) fhom yeor to yearwhere the property subsequenty sold and you hove been letting a roomthen he omount of private residence resef should not be affected by takingAt Pearson May we specialisecto wonThoro are various conditions that must be met in order to quaity for thoent aroom scherne and these can be summarsed as followscoin a full range of accountancyservices to help you maximiseyour profits and minimise thetax you have to payThe accommodiation being psovidod must be furnishedThe residence must be in the UK. The sesidence must be the indlvidual's only or main residence foreast part of the fax yeain a lodger. However tyou have taken in mone than one lodger at a time or. The relilef cannot be applied to rooms et exclsively for business otherwise let out all or part of your home then you may have capital gainspurposes eo as an office (although lodgors can carry out incidontal ax to pay when the propertyis soldwork act vies they are students or occasionaly work torn home etc.)The accommodation provided to the lodger must be part of thet is worth beoring in mind that HM Rovenuo & Custorns ono in the process ofroviewing the dosign of the tent cHoom scheme sinco here ono concemsore using the tent H0om elet for 'Aironbyamangements and theeetone benefiming from the ewemption whereasomar 888s wOuld notot course be obleso, HMRC state that it was never theintention that the sent-aroom elef shouid apply to B88 type arrangementso t could be that wo will see changos to the rent aroom scheme in the notresidonce and not complotoly soparate to the rosidonce.Chippenham01249 444666mat"is important to note that the wtoroom scheme s opron1 lf using thenormar principles for working out the prontyloss made on ony rental incomegves o preferable resut, then on Individual con elect to ude ths opproachopplooch inention that theinstead. This is peobobly best eaplained by way of a couple of examsBathgeLets assume that Sue roceves rental Iincome from a lodger in the 2017/18 too distart future12460491 012257644n omotax year of $400 per month (A800 per annum) and incurs costs of $2.000por annum in proiding hat aocommodation (eg. incroased heat andight costs, councl tax, insurance etc-.) As the 'gross ronts of SA800 aro lossouThe obove is for gonesal guidance only and no action should be takonwithout obtaining specific odvicewww.pearsonmayco.ureeeteetektian $7500 the total s4800 soceved s ewampt trom Incomo tax under theJames Rose ACA CTAAwww.pearsonmay.co.urerd o10om scheme so Sue would be wse to use the rent-o1oom ele for the2017/18 tax yeor n this situcton it would opply outomaticoly, ossumig SuePearson May Chartered Accountants &Chartered Tax Advisertsrowbridge, Chippenham and Bath

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RENLA ROOM RELUEE the rent-oroom scheme was frst introduced by the Govemment in 1992 to encouroge indviduals to take in lodgers by offoring them favourablo income tox treatment on the sentl income recevod. does not comploto a Tax Return PEARSON MAY onthe other hand her annual costs of providing the oocommodation wee 5.000. Sue woud probobly be better to not uso the ront-o room rolet as she has in fact incumed a loss ARTERED Ordinonily any rental income received by on indvidual s taxoble income for hem and may then need to be reported on a Tax Retum and may aso gve rise to an income ax liabity. Originated 184 The rentaroom scheme means that the rental income recelved from a odgor (or lodgors) up to the proscribed Iimt, can be axompt from income of $200 in tax The limit was increased to $7500 in April 2016 so if the total amount of rent received in the tax year (betoro deducting any exponses that the ndvdual Tax Retum and claims hat koss. has incuned in providing the accommoodation) s £7500 or less the whole of con be comed forward and se the income is exempt from tax It is worth noting that this limt wil be hoved i another person is also enttled to the income eg if a huband and wite own recelved trom the same peoperty their home jointly and recelve rent fom a lodger, the limit is halwed to $3,750 each (oven itthe incomei& not spl equaly betweon them) sosidence so t she completes a against any fu ure rental income Lot's now consider John who f you dion't complete a Tax Return, and the rent you necaive is less than the socovos senital income of s700 per annum) fom threshold, then the tax oxmption is automatic and you dont nood to do month (8400 per onyhing his lodger in hs central London nesidence wth e lmit of SZ500, John ould or ost ertoinly be better so However you oe aready secuired to completo To Return for om er reasons then UK property poges should be completedt and the ewemption cloimod. you roceve roome trom, lotting rooms in your home, even if below the rent-a-room exompt amount clolm the rent-oHoom relef which woukdleove him wth 9900 oaxabe rento ncome. t would only be béneficial for him to use the homat principles of calculating the rental profityloss if the actual expenses he incumod in providing the accommodation oxcoodod $7,500 for the year. You con change botwoon claiming rontoroom or paying tax on your achud protes (io seceipts less expenses) fhom yeor to year where the property subsequenty sold and you hove been letting a room then he omount of private residence resef should not be affected by taking At Pearson May we specialisecto won Thoro are various conditions that must be met in order to quaity for tho ent aroom scherne and these can be summarsed as follows co in a full range of accountancy services to help you maximise your profits and minimise the tax you have to pay The accommodiation being psovidod must be furnished The residence must be in the UK . The sesidence must be the indlvidual's only or main residence for east part of the fax yea in a lodger. However tyou have taken in mone than one lodger at a time or . The relilef cannot be applied to rooms et exclsively for business otherwise let out all or part of your home then you may have capital gains purposes eo as an office (although lodgors can carry out incidontal ax to pay when the propertyis sold work act vies they are students or occasionaly work torn home etc.) The accommodation provided to the lodger must be part of the t is worth beoring in mind that HM Rovenuo & Custorns ono in the process of roviewing the dosign of the tent cHoom scheme sinco here ono concems ore using the tent H0om elet for 'Aironby amangements and theeetone benefiming from the ewemption whereas omar 888s wOuld notot course be obleso, HMRC state that it was never the intention that the sent-aroom elef shouid apply to B88 type arrangements o t could be that wo will see changos to the rent aroom scheme in the not residonce and not complotoly soparate to the rosidonce. Chippenham 01249 444666 mat "is important to note that the wtoroom scheme s opron1 lf using the normar principles for working out the prontyloss made on ony rental income gves o preferable resut, then on Individual con elect to ude ths opproach opplooch inention that the instead. This is peobobly best eaplained by way of a couple of exams Bath ge Lets assume that Sue roceves rental Iincome from a lodger in the 2017/18 too distart future 12460491 012257644n omo tax year of $400 per month (A800 per annum) and incurs costs of $2.000 por annum in proiding hat aocommodation (eg. incroased heat and ight costs, councl tax, insurance etc-.) As the 'gross ronts of SA800 aro loss ou The obove is for gonesal guidance only and no action should be takon without obtaining specific odvice www.pearsonmayco.ureeeteete k tian $7500 the total s4800 soceved s ewampt trom Incomo tax under the James Rose ACA CTA Awww.pearsonmay.co.u rerd o10om scheme so Sue would be wse to use the rent-o1oom ele for the 2017/18 tax yeor n this situcton it would opply outomaticoly, ossumig Sue Pearson May Chartered Accountants &Chartered Tax Adviserts rowbridge, Chippenham and Bath

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