Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Higgins

Capital gains tax – Exemptions and reliefs. The First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) had been wrong to find that the period of ownership, pursuant to ss 222 and 223 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, could only begin when the respondent tax payer had legal title to the apartment and a legal right to occupy the apartment. Accordingly, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) allowed the appellant Revenue and Customs Commissioners appeal in relation to the payment of capital gains tax by the tax payer on the sale of a property that had been purchased off-plan.

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