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Stamp Duty & Stamp Duty Land Tax

 

  • SDLT is payable on land and property transactions in England and Northern Ireland.
  • Property transactions in Scotland are subject to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.
  • Property transactions in Wales are subject to Land Transaction Tax (LTT) from 1 April 2018. Prior to April 2018 SDLT applied in Wales.

Residential property

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Consideration (£) Rate
 0 – 125,000 0%
 125,001 – 250,000 2%
 250,001 – 925,000 5%
 925,001 – 1,500,000 10%
 1,500,001 and above 12%

From April 2016 these rates may be increased by 3% where further residential properties, costing over £400,000 are acquired.

First time buyer relief

From 22 November 2017 first time buyers may be eligible for first time buyer relief on purchases of residential property up to £500,000. The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Consideration (£)Rate
0 – 300,0000%
300,001 – 500,0005%
for purchases over 500,000normal rates apply

Non-residential SDLT rates

Consideration (£) Rate
 0 – 150,000 0%
 150,001 – 250,000 2%
 Over 250,000 5%

Payable on consideration which falls in each band.

When you buy shares, you usually pay a tax or duty of 0.5% on the transaction. If you buy shares electronically Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT) is payable. For shares purchased using a stock transfer form, you will pay Stamp Duty if the transaction is over £1,000.

Disclaimer

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