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Landlords denied permission to challenge buy-to-let tax

Credit: PA Wire

Private landlords have been refused permission to challenge the legality of proposed changes to the taxation of income from buy-to-let properties.

Landlords' campaign group Axe the Tenant Tax submitted at London's High Court that the changes would be both "unfair and unlawful", and that the case should go to a full judicial review hearing.

However, Mr Justice Dingemans ruled the challenge "unarguable" and dismissed it.

The changes, which are due to come into force in 2017, would stop landlords being able to claim buy-to-let costs - largely mortgage interest payments - as a business expense.

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