From second homes to priceless pieces of art, investments to family heirlooms, HMRC can take a hefty slice of the gain on the sale of certain assets.
The smartphone app, which has raised more than $7bn (£4.8bn) in funding, and is valued at $62bn, is currently losing money as it ploughs cash into expansion.
Andy Golding, chief executive of buy-to-let lender OneSavings Bank, is more sceptical about help for challengers.
Experts report that the increase in tax payable on second transactions could make investors from the Gulf more nervous, particularly as the UK already hiked the level of SDLT imposed on residential property worth more than £1.5 million ($2.1 million
David Smith, Director of Financial Planning at Tilney Bestinvest, comments on the impact of the Budget for the Buy-to-Let market:
Revelations that Scotland’s largest aristocratic owner, the Duke of Buccleuch, uses a Cayman Islands tax haven firm to control and sell Scottish land gave fresh impetus for action.
This is set to have particular impact on the UK’s regional investors who will see average tax payments jump up, on average, 2.5 times.