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UK Property Companies Prompted To Check ATED Valuations

Companies have received letters from HMRC asking them to check whether the valuations they have used to determine annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED) liabilities since 2018 are correct.


ATED is payable in situations where a company (or certain other types of entity) hold UK residential property, and none of the various reliefs apply. The tax is generally calculated by reference to the relevant property value on the most recent valuation date (or when the property was acquired, if later).


Revaluations take effect for the first ATED chargeable period beginning after the valuation date. Valuation dates are every 5 years – so far, on 1 April 2012, 1 April 2017, and 1 April 2022.


Liabilities for the ATED chargeable period 2018/19 and the following four periods are based on 1 April 2017 valuation. Returns are due within 30 days of the start of the relevant chargeable period (eg, by 30 April 2023 for the 2023/24 period).


The bandings and chargeable amounts for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 ranged from £3,800 for a property in the lowest band (more than £500,00 up to £1m) to £244,750 for a property in highest band (worth more than £20m).


The bands used by the taxpayer in the returns for ATED chargeable periods 2018/19 to 2022/23 may be incorrect, according the records of HMRC.


Recipients of the letters may need to tell HMRC about additional tax that is due by making a disclosure. To start the disclosure process, HMRC requests that recipients complete and return the enclosed notice of intention and certificate. It also requests recipients to give a reason if they think they do not need to make a disclosure.


ATED for the 2023/24 chargeable period and the following four periods will be based on the property valuation as at 1 April 2022, if the property has been held since before that date.


Note that a revaluation may cause a property to jump to a higher or lower band than it was in previously.


Any entities that have not carried out or commissioned revaluations of their properties as at 1 April 2022 should do so as a matter of urgency to ensure that they base future ATED liabilities on the correct valuation.


A pre-return banding check can be requested from HMRC for taxpayers holding a property with a value falling willing 10% of a banding threshold.


HMRC will normally respond to a request within 30 working days of receiving the form bit may take longer to reply during busy times.


Contacts

If you require assistance in relation to the above and/or would like to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact info@act.london or your usual A.C.T. contact.

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