There has always been uncertainty over whether a landowner is a farmer or a landlord for tax purposes. There has however, been a recent useful decision by the First Tier Tribunal in the case of John Carlisle Allen which has helped to clarify the capital gains tax position (and the valuable entrepreneurs relief/rollover relief ) … Continue reading Are you a farmer or a landlord?
The recent case of B and R Scambler v HMRC (TC4842) reinforces HMRC’s refusal to accept farming loss claims where they deem that the farm is not being run on a commercial basis. And there are many cases of this nature going to Tribunal. Assuming all criteria is satisfied, self-employment losses can be offset against … Continue reading HMRC, The Dairy Farmer & The Disallowed Loss
In support of the Welsh Government’s goal to expand farming and food production in the Principality by 30% over the next 5 years, Careers Wales are encouraging young people to consider a career in the industry. Many young people are unaware that the food and farming sector embraces a variety of jobs other than farm … Continue reading A Career In Farming
Most land owners are aware of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and could be forgiven for thinking that this means there is no risk of their Estate paying Inheritance Tax. Unfortunately there are situations where farmland does not qualify for 100% APR. There have been cases where the HM Revenue & Customs have successfully challenged claims … Continue reading Estate Planning and Farmland
Most land owners are aware of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and could be forgiven for thinking that this means there is no risk of their Estate paying Inheritance Tax. Unfortunately there have been cases where the HM Revenue & Customs have successfully challenged claims for APR and the rules are complicated. This is particularly true … Continue reading Estate Planning and Farmhouses
The decline in farming incomes has encouraged many rural businesses to diversify in order to maintain their lifestyle or even to keep their business solvent. Many farmers have found they can make good use of land and property and have turned otherwise idle assets into a reliable source of income. Many land owners have had … Continue reading When Is A Farmer Not A Farmer?