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Pre-trading expenses

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Pre-trading expenses

Postby Kimbo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:33 pm

I have bought a flat on the 7th of February to put on the short term holiday let market. I am doing a huge amount of renovation, like for like. My question is I probably won’t have the property on the market to let until after the tax year ends in April 2019-2020. Can I use my receipts from the renovation for next years tax return 2020-2021? Should I do a tax return for this year in April?

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Re: Pre-trading expenses

Postby Jholm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:10 pm

Possibly but a breakdown and more detail would be needed. For a furnished holiday letting (assuming it qualifies for tax purposes), you can claim capital allowances. I would strongly advise you appoint someone to act for you. It could save you thousands.

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