ATED returns for the year until 31 March 2023 must be filed and any tax paid by 30 April 2022.
ATED applies to residential property owned by non-natural persons including companies, a partnership with a corporate member or collective investment schemes (including unit trusts). The charge currently applies for properties worth £500,000 or more.
The charge for the year until 31 March 2023 is based on the value of the property on 1 April 2017 (or on acquisition if later).
Certain exemptions and reliefs from the ATED charge are available, including for bona fide property developers or investors letting to third parties. However, all claims for relief must be made in the return, either through a full ATED return or a simplified form known as a Relief Declaration Return.
A penalty regime exists for the late filing of ATED returns.
A new valuation will be required for 2023/24 ATED returns. Residential properties owned by non-natural persons must be revalued on 1 April 2022. This value will then apply to ATED returns for the next five chargeable periods (starting from 2023/2024).
With house prices having increased significantly since 2017, more properties will come within the scope of the ATED charge. Therefore, companies (and other non-natural persons) will need to obtain an open market value of their existing residential properties as of 1 April 2022.
Where practical, it is advisable that this is obtained as close to 1 April 2022 as possible to ensure that companies (and other non-natural persons) are aware in advance of any potential ATED payments or increased payments that will be required in April 2023. For properties acquired after 1 April 2022, the ATED valuation will be based on the acquisition date.
HMRC have confirmed that the valuation must be a specific amount rather than a ‘within the range of’ type valuation.
If you have any queries or require assistance with your ATED filings, please speak to Caroline Fleet or your usual Crowe Tax Advisor.