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Stamp Duty Land Tax: Surcharge For Non Resident Purchasers

Takes effect from the 1st April 2021 ...


Posted by Helen Beaumont on 18/03/2020 @ 8:00AM

The Chancellor has confirmed a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge on the purchase of residential property by non-UK purchasers ...

A new Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge will apply from 1st April 2021 for non-UK buyers!

A new Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge will apply from 1st April 2021 for non-UK buyers!

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Any purchase of residential property in England and Northern Ireland by any non-UK resident will incur an SDLT surcharge of 2% from the 1st April 2021. This applies in addition to any normal rates of SDLT that normally apply.

"Remember, it only applies in England
and Northern Ireland!"

Land Transaction Tax (LTT) applies to residential properties in Wales, and the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) applies in Scotland. The Welsh Government has to decide if a surcharge for LTT will be applied to non-UK purchases as choosing not to may affect the funding settlement agreed between Westminster and the Welsh Assembly.

The same applies to Hollyrood with their LBTT, although this could include purchasers who even live outside Scotland. Again, just like Wales, not introducing the surcharge could affect their funding settlement.

"However, there is some relief!"

Stamp Duty Land Tax relief has been announced for any housing co-operatives which can also benefit from relief on the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED). Relief from the 15% flat-rate of SDLT on some purchases costing more than £500,000 applies from the Autumn 2020 budget when the purchase is in either England or Northern Ireland.

ATED applies UK-wide and will be subject to relief for some housing co-operatives from the 1st April 2021 with refunds for the tax year 2020/21 being made available.

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Helen brings the personal tax planning experience of the top 20 tax companies to Essendon. Formerly of MacIntyre Hudson (with 45 offices nationwide), Helen worked at Chancery for more than 10 years before joining Essendon as the personal tax specialist.

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