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Couples – beware of the stamp duty surcharge

30th August 2017

Are you or your spouse/civil partner considering purchasing a property? If so, it may be subject to the higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). Before delving in to the detail, let’s first remind ourselves of what SDLT is. In simple terms, it is a tax on the purchase of land and property which is calculated as a percentage of ...read more

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax and how does it work?

20th June 2013

Stamp duty – or to give it its official title Stamp Duty Land Tax – is a tax on the purchase of land and property. It is calculated as a percentage of the ‘chargeable consideration’ – anything of economic value paid by the purchaser – above various thresholds. The table below (taken from the HMRC site) outlines the thresholds for ...read more