Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has to be paid on any buy-to-let property you invest in. The amount payable varies at a rate governed by the price you pay for the property. As of new tax laws implemented in April 2016, the current rates of SDLT for investment properties are as follows: – 3% on..
Is stamp duty payable on market value or purchase price? One question we hear a lot is whether stamp duty is payable on the market value of a property or on the purchase price? This is an important question and the simple answer is: if you are buying the house, it is the purchase price…
Stamp duty, officially referred to as stamp duty land tax (SDLT), is a lump-sum tax that you will need to pay if you buy land or property that amounts to more than a set figure. In Scotland, this is known as land and buildings transaction tax. The rate of tax you need to pay depends..
When you sell a property that’s not your only residence you will usually have to pay capital gains tax on it. But can you offset stamp duty against your capital gains tax? This could help to reduce the impact of the costs you need to outlay when you’re buying property. What is capital gains tax?..
Stamp duty is often a complicated business, and it’s hard to know when you might need to pay stamp duty and when it’s not applicable. A straightforward buy and sell is clear, but what about when thinking about the transfer of property between spouses? The rules depend on the circumstances of the transfer, and what..