Rental property is taxed differently depending on how you ‘rent’ it out such as:
- where you let a room or rooms in your own home
- let a property as a holiday home
- own foreign properties, or
- let your UK home while you live abroad
You must normally pay income tax on any profit from renting out property you own. Put simply, your profit is the sum left once you’ve added together your rental income and deducted any allowable expenses or allowances.
Your rental profits are taxed at the same rates as income you receive from your business or employment – 20%, 40% or 45%, depending on which tax band the income falls into.