Landlords urged to respond to consultation on tax simplification

Taxation of property income is always a bone of contention for agents and landlords.
However, the independent Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) is calling on those in the sector to have their say via an independent survey on how the system could be simplified.
The OTS published the online survey and Call for Evidence on Thursday, March 17.
It wants to hear from individual landlords, small businesses, professional advisers and agents about which aspects of property income taxation are particularly complex and hard to get right. It also welcomes any suggestions for improvements.
The survey, which is open until June 5, will enable the OTS to hear directly from those with personal experience.
The Call for Evidence, which also runs until June 5, seeks more detailed comments on the technical and practical operation of the tax system in relation to property income.
The OTS aims to meet as many interested parties as it can, online, to hear their views directly during the consultation period. Anyone interested should email by May 3.
Visit Office of Tax Simplification: Property Income Review Survey ( to take part in the survey.