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Old 05.04.2007, 15:48
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Re: Can anyone help with a UK tax question?

quote: The Govt *do* tax you on cash you take out of the house as equity, which does stink because yes, it is a loan - I bought at the right time, so my house pretty much doubled in 2 years - my intent was to remortagage and draw about 35,000 out of the equity, however I was told by a financial advisor this would hit me for about 40% tax (!) so I never bothered with it in the end.
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I think you need a new financial advisor... Getting out a new loan on your property, without selling the property, does not constitute a capital gain event, and thus is not liable for the 40% tax. Unless you sell the house, but even so, you are not liable for CG tax on your PPR, personal private residence, not matter how much of a profit you make (slightly different thing if it is an investment property), but you actually have to sell it not just remortgage it. Taking out a remortgage is the same as taking out a mortgage, why would the government tax you?
I know loads of friends that took out remortgages, and none have had to pay any tax!
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