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Zero-hassle landlord tax

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Buy-to-let landlord tax
Buy-to-let landlord tax

Your situation

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What kind of landlord are you?
Monthly rental income
Annual salary
Other income

Tax and profit

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  • Earnings from rent
    Incl. £1,000 tax-free property allowance
  • Property tax to pay
  • After-tax rental income

How your rental income tax is calculated

Your total rental income tax that you have to pay to HMRC depends on three things:

  • How much you earned from rent
  • If you also live there or not
  • How much you earned from other income sources (salary, self-employment, etc., but not capital gains)

In your case you earned £18,000 from renting out a buy to let property, on top of £38,000 from other sources.

Rental income tax breakdown

Your rental earnings are £18,000

You can claim £1,000 as a tax-free property allowance.

As a result, your taxable rental income will be: £17,000.

The first £12,270 will be taxed at 20%: £2,454 in rental income tax.

The next £4,730 will be taxed at 40%: £1,892 in rental income tax.

Did you know… 🤔

In the UK, there are roughly 1.5 million landlords, but only 500,000 of them are known to HMRC. The majority of this undeclared rental income occurs in – drumroll please – South East London, Leicester and Birmingham. We see you 👀

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