You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The current SDLT threshold is £125,000 for residential properties and £150,000 for non-residential land and properties.
SDLT no longer applies in Scotland. Instead you pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax when you buy a property.
You pay the tax when you:
How much you pay depends on whether the land or property is:
Stamp Duty Land Tax calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.
You may be able to reduce the amount of tax you pay by claiming relief, eg if you buy more than one property (‘multiple dwellings’).
The total value you pay SDLT on (sometimes called the ‘consideration’) is usually the price you pay for the property or land.
Sometimes it might include another type of payment like:
Find out how to work out the consideration if your situation is complicated.
You must send an SDLT return to HMRC and pay the tax within 30 days ofcompletion.
If you have a solicitor, agent or conveyancer, they’ll usually file your return and pay the tax on your behalf on the day of completion and add the amount to their fees.
There are certain situations where you don’t need to send a return.