Changes to the Stamp Duty Payment Window

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

Crossing Borders: New Rules for UK Property Transactions

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

A New Era in Taxation for Wales

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

New Welsh Land Transaction Tax Receives Royal Assent

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

New Land Transaction Tax for Wales

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

Own More Than Two Residential Properties? Beware Of The Proposed New Stamp Duty Charges!

From 1 April 2016 the government will introduce higher rates of stamp duty land tax on purchases of additional residential properties.  This has been the subject of a consultation document which has now been published. The government proposes to introduce higher rates of stamp duty land tax, which will apply to the majority of purchases … Continue reading Own More Than Two Residential Properties? Beware Of The Proposed New Stamp Duty Charges!