Last week, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the stamp duty threshold in England and Northern Ireland was being increased from £125,000 to £500,000. The tax break didn’t apply in Wales, but additional funding was being provided for the Welsh Government to implement a similar policy. It has been announced that the change to the … Continue reading Temporary Land Transaction Tax Changes in Wales
Cwmbran-based Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, is urging those purchasing property to check carefully all the details announced as part of a raft of incentives designed to shake the economy back into life following the effects of Covid-19. Announced on Wednesday 08 July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak increased the Stamp Duty threshold from £125,000 … Continue reading Landlords and Property Owners: The Differences Between Wales and England Following the Chancellor’s Statement
On Wednesday 8 July 2020, the Government held an emergency mini budget to minimise the pain as the economy faces the challenges of the past few of months. The main priority on the agenda was unemployment rates, with the Chancellor announcing that he wants to ‘protect, support and create jobs.’ What’s changing? Furlough Scheme With … Continue reading New Support Announced by the Chancellor in His Summer Statement
The government has confirmed its plans to reduce the time limit for filing Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) returns and paying any tax due. First announced in 2015, the measure was due to come into effect in 2017/18, but was subject to a delay. The publication of the draft Finance Bill 2018-19 in the summer … Continue reading Changes to the Stamp Duty Payment Window
Following significant changes to the property tax regime, there are new rules which affect the cross-border purchase of property. In Scotland, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was replaced by the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) for purchases made on or after 1 April 2015. In Wales, SDLT was replaced by the Land Transaction Tax … Continue reading Crossing Borders: New Rules for UK Property Transactions
For the first time in around 800 years, Wales will shortly be implementing the devolution of taxation to the Principality. From 1 April 2018, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales. Although the new LTT operates on a similar basis to SDLT, some of the rates and bands will … Continue reading A New Era in Taxation for Wales
The Welsh Assembly is to debate proposals later this month to abandon a part of the new Land Transaction Tax, which could have meant some landowners paying more tax in Wales than their English counterparts. Originally the Welsh Government had stated that when Land Transaction Tax is introduced in April 2018 (replacing Stamp Duty in … Continue reading Possible U-turn on Land Transaction Tax?
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A new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is set to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales, with effect from April 2018. The legislation is similar to the existing UK SDLT legislation, and the new LTT will be payable by the purchaser when buying or leasing a building or land, in line with a series … Continue reading New Welsh Land Transaction Tax Receives Royal Assent
The Welsh Assembly has now approved Stage One of the legislative process for the proposed new Land Transaction Tax (LTT), due to take effect from 6th April 2018. The tax will replace the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales, and is expected to receive Royal Assent in Spring of this year. LTT will operate … Continue reading New Land Transaction Tax for Wales