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# I inherited a 25% share of a property from my father when he

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I inherited a 25% share of a property from my father when he died. My sister also inherited 25% of the same property. She has been buying my share since 2008 when she moved into the property. She has one payment to go. The 25% share has increased from £100k to £203,125 and so there is a gain of £103,125. Please could you tell me whether I have to pay Capital Gains tax, how much and when it is due?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

Technically, you should have reported the gain on every occasion you transferred a percentage of your share of the property to your sister unless the agreement was that property would be transferred on receipt of the last instalment and that date is now.

If you have lived in the family home all the time as your main residence (from when it was transferred to you on the demise of your father) then you would be able to claim private residence relief against your share of the gain.

If on the other hand, this is not your main residence and it is a second home/investment property, then the gain would be chargeable to CGT. You would get gains annual allowance against it and the balance would be chargeable to CGT at 18%, 28% or a combination of both depending on your total income in the year of sale.

Here are some calculations assuming the whole gain is chargeable to CGT

 CGT calculations Sale proceeds £203,125 Cost price £100,000 Potential capital gain £103,125 Tax year 2013-14 Gains chargeable to CGT 103,125 Annual Gains exempt allowance 10,900 Chargeable gain 92,225 CGT calculation If income after personal allowances is >£32,010 then CGT on gain is taxed at 28% £25,823 If income after personal allowances is less than £32,010 then some gain will be taxed at 18% and the balance at 28% - see example below Assume income after allowances is (20,000-9,440) = £10,560 Chargeable gain taxed at 18% 21,450 Chargeable gain taxed at 28% 70,775 CGT £23,678

Due date of payment of CGT is outlined under Key deadlines of "What to report to HMRC for Capital gains Tax" here

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cgt/intro/report-gain.htm#6

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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 2 years ago.
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