Stamp Duty

When you buy shares, you usually pay a tax or duty of 0.5% on the transaction. If you buy shares electronically Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT) is payable. For shares purchased using a stock transfer form, you will pay Stamp Duty if the transaction is over £1,000.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

SDLT is payable on land and property transactions in England and Northern Ireland.

Property transactions in Scotland are subject to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

Property transactions in Wales are subject to Land Transaction Tax (LTT).

Residential property

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band. The following rates apply to 30 June 2021:

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 500,000 0
500,001 - 925,000 5
925,001 - 1,500,000 10
1,500,001 and above 12

The following rates apply from 1 July to 30 September 2021:

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 250,000 0
250,001 - 925,000 5
925,001 - 1,500,000 10
1,500,001 and above 12

The following rates apply from 1 October 2021:

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 125,000 0
125,001 - 250,000 2
250,001 - 925,000 5
925,001 - 1,500,000 10
1,500,001 and above 12

These rates may be increased by 3% where further residential properties, costing over £40,000, are acquired.

First-time Buyer relief

From 1 July 2021 First-time buyers may be eligible for first-time buyer relief on purchases of residential property up to £500,000. The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 300,000 0
300,001 - 500,000 5
for purchases over 500,000 normal rates apply

Non-residential property

Payable on consideration which falls in each band.

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 150,000 0
150,001 - 250,000 2
Over 250,000 5

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is payable on land and property transactions in Scotland.

Residential property

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 145,000 0
145,001 - 250,000 2
250,001 - 325,000 5
325,001 - 750,000 10
750,001 and above 12

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Residential rates may be increased by 4% where further residential properties, costing over £40,000, are acquired.

First-time Buyer relief raises the zero rate tax threshold for first-time buyers from £145,000 to £175,000.

Non-residential property

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 150,000 0
150,001 - 250,000 1
Over 250,000 5

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Land Transaction Tax

Land Transaction Tax (LTT) is payable on land and property transactions in Wales.

Residential property

Rates applying to 30 June 2021:

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 250,000 0
250,001 - 400,000 5
400,001 - 750,000 7.5
750,001 - 1,500,000 10
1,500,000 and above 12

Rates applying from 1 July 2021:

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 180,000 0
180,001 - 250,000 3.5
250,001 - 400,000 5
400,001 - 750,000 7.5
750,001 - 1,500,000 10
1,500,000 and above 12

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Residential rates may be increased by 4% where further residential properties costing over £40,000 or over are acquired.

Higher residential tax rates

Higher residential rates may apply when you already own one or more residential properties.

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 180,000 4
180,001 - 250,000 7.5
250,001 - 400,000 9
400,001 - 750,000 11.5
750,001 - 1,500,000 14
1,500,000 and above 16

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

Non-residential property

Consideration (£) Rate (%)
0 - 225,000 0
225,001 - 250,000 1
250,001 - 1,000,000 5
Over 1,000,000 6

The rates apply to the portion of the total value which falls within each band.

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