Summer Budget: Rent-a-Room

Is it true that the rent-a-room allowance was increased in the Summer Budget? 

1st August 2015

‘Rent-a-room relief’ allows you to let out furnished accommodation in your home, tax-free, subject to a threshold. The threshold is halved if you share the income with your partner or someone else. The relief is open to anyone renting out room (i.e. a room or even an entire floor) in their home; whether they own the property or not. It is therefore available to people running bed and breakfasts and guest houses.

In the Summer Budget, it was announced that rent-a-room relief would finally increase next year. After 18 years of being at £4,250, it will increase to £7,500.

If you’d like to discuss your affairs in more detail and find out how you’ll be affected by the measures announced in the Summer Budget, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with your local TaxAssist Accountant who would be happy to talk to you.  

By Jo Nockels

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