Last week’s Budget was generally lacking in announcements of interest to private clients and their advisers. However, there was one small change that may have gone unnoticed among the headline-grabbing alcohol duty and public spending news.

With effect from Budget Day (27th October 2021), where, following the sale of UK property, a report has to be made for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes, the relevant deadline is now 60 days after completion. This is an extension of the previous 30-day rule and applies both to the report and the payment of any tax due. It applies to sales which complete on or after Budget Day whereas the previous, 30-day deadline continues to apply to earlier completions (6 April 2020 – 26th October 2021).

The CGT rates and allowances have not been changed, despite fears that they might be targeted by the Chancellor.

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