stamp duty land tax

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stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

an AD VALOREM tax introduced on 1 December 2003 to replace stamp duty on land transactions. It is much wider in scope than stamp duty and applies on an acquisition, whether or not there is an instrument effecting the transaction. The tax is payable by the purchaser. An acquisition of land is given a very wide meaning so that it includes surrenders and variations of interests. The territorial scope of the tax is limited to land in the UK and the residence of the parties to the transaction is irrelevant.
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For many years, those who held commercial properties in Scotland within their self-invested pension schemes (SIPP or SSAS schemes) were able to transfer commercial property between pension providers without any liability to Stamp Duty Land Tax, or Stamp Duty before that.
The recent relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax on the first PS300,000 of a property purchase will clearly help those aiming to get on the property ladder.
The Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is a Wales-only replacement for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).
Mr Stevenson also argued in favour of putting the seller as well as the buyer's National Insurance number on the Stamp Duty Land Tax form to give HMRC an opportunity to make checks about capital gains tax and the payment of income tax.
From April 1, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Landfill Tax will be replaced by Land Transaction Tax and Landfill Disposals Tax in Wales.
Plans to introduce a Stamp Duty Land Tax relief for first-time buyers, back innovative businesses and crack down on tax avoidance and evasion took the next step forward today (1 December 2017) as the government publishes the Finance Bill 2017-18.
It warned that uncertainty created by leaving the EU was partly to blame for this shortfall in the intake of stamp duty land tax in the last year.
To avoid confusion, the tax you pay when you buy a home or other property has been officially called Stamp Duty Land Tax since 2003, unless you are in Scotland it is called Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.
As of April 1 this year, a new three per cent charge has been introduced as part of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (which replaced stamp duty land tax last year).
More than 780,000 homebuyers have saved an estimated GBP657m on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the year since the tax was reformed, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
The additional charge applies above the current stamp duty land tax rates, meaning there will be three per cent tax to pay on homes worth up to PS125,000, five per cent tax on homes that cost between PS125,001 and PS250,000, and eight per cent on homes worth between PS250,001 and PS925,000.
Under the previous rules, buyers of Central London residential property had to make provisions for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates based on property value bands; however under the new rules introduced on 4th December 2014, the relatively crude 'slab system' was replaced in favour of a graduated tax.