A new requirement for UK residents to report and pay Capital Gains Tax on disposals of UK residential property within 30 days was introduced in April 2020 where non-residents have had an obligation to report disposals since 2015. 
For UK residents, disposing of a residential property after 6 April 2020, the Capital Gains Tax will need to be reported and paid to HMRC within 30 days of completion. 
Non-residents must report all sales of disposals of UK property within 30 days of the completion date, even if they have no tax to pay. 
Transactions completed from 1 July 2020 onwards will receive a late filing penalty if they are not reported within 30 calendar days. Interest will accrue if the tax remains unpaid after 30 days. 
HMRC has published a detailed guidance here. The new reporting regime will require that the tax payer creates a Government Gateway account in order to generate a Capital Gains Tax account number required for the new online reporting. 
Self assessment tax returns will still require the reporting of the gains. However, where a taxpayer is not otherwise required to file a tax return will not have to do so if all gains have been reported through the new service. 
We’re here to help 
If you require any assistance with the completion of the new Capital Gains Tax Return or you require to determine your reporting obligations, please call us on 0333 772 7753 or email our team at info@chartaccountancy.com 
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