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Capital Gains on property on separation

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Capital Gains on property on separation

Postby Yiannis17 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:18 am


I have a couple who separated in March 2021 and one of the partners moved out of the family home. On preparing the capital gains tax computation on a sale of the property in Feb 2022, even though the property is still held jointly will the 9 months PPR apply to one of the partners? Or as there has yet to be a transfer and as one of the partners is still living there will it be a straight CGT with an exempt portion as the property was let for a few years many years back?

Thank you

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Re: Capital Gains on property on separation

Postby AGoodman » Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:59 am

The one that moved out will lose their PPR from the date they moved out BUT will still be able to claim for the last 9 months. On that basis they would only have lost about 2 months which is likely to be covered by the annual exemption (assuming it isn't used up by the period they let the property).

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Re: Capital Gains on property on separation

Postby maths » Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:33 pm

There is no exemption for any period of letting.

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