WHAT IS ATED?
ATED is an annual tax payable in advance by companies and other non-natural persons (including partnerships with corporate members) who own an interest in UK residential property valued at over £500,000.
The charge applies to houses, self-contained flats, gardens and mixed-use properties. Certain properties such as hotels, guest houses and care homes are specifically excluded.
ATED also extends to property developers and letting businesses but there are reliefs available to reduce the ATED charge to nil. For example, a claim for relief can be made where a property is rented on a commercial basis to an unconnected party. It is important to note that the claim for relief is not automatic and a Relief Declaration Return must be submitted to HMRC in order to make the claim.
WHAT ARE MY COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS?
ATED returns are required for the period to 31 March each year. The next period runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. The return must be submitted to HMRC by 30 April 2023. Any tax payable is also due by this date.
CHANGES TO NOTE FOR 2023/24 REPORTING
For the five chargeable periods commencing 1 April 2023, a new property valuation will be required. The valuation must reflect the property value at 1 April 2022, therefore where properties were not revalued at this point, it is recommended that a valuation is sought as soon as possible.
With property valuations in some areas of the country having increased since the last valuation date of 1 April 2017, it is possible that a property which was previously outside the scope of ATED is now subject to the ATED charge. Similarly, you may find your property has decreased in value and is no longer within the scope of ATED.
How much is the ATED charge?
The charges for ATED are based on the property value, and will depend on which valuation band your property falls into. The valuation of the property for the 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 ATED return period is based on the open market value at 1 April 2022, or the value at the date of acquisition, if later.
|£500,001 – £1,000,000
|£1,000,001 – £2,000,000
|£2,000,001 – £5,000,000
|£5,000,0001 – £10,000,000
|£10,000,001 – £20,000,000
Failure to comply with ATED reporting and payment requirements can attract significant penalties.
Pre-Return Banding Check (PRBC)?
Where the value of a residential dwelling falls within 10% of an ATED threshold, HMRC can be asked to carry out a PRBC. This is a request for confirmation that HMRC agree with the ATED band the property falls within. Please note that PRBCs in relation to the 1 April 2022 valuation date should be submitted in advance of April 2023 to ensure sufficient time for HMRC’s response.
HOW CAN AAB ASSIST ME?
For further information regarding valuations, completion and submission of ATED returns or the completion and submission of PRBC’s for ATED purposes, please do not hesitate to contact Michaela McCombie or your usual AAB contact for assistance.