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Posts Tagged ‘residential property stamp duty’

What will the budget have in store for SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) concessions granted to first time buyers in the 2010 budget come to an end on 24 March this year. The concession, which meant that first time buyers wouldn’t have to pay the 1% SDLT on properties costing between £125,000 and £250,000 has had a fairly limited impact on the housing…

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The future for property

Anyone reading the financial papers over the past few weeks will be thoroughly confused by what is actually happening to property. For a start, are prices rising or falling? The Centre for Economics and Business Research says that by 2015 prices will have risen by 14% to a new all time high. Contrast this with…

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What price larger homes

The head of communications at the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has recently admitted that at the moment the trend for building new homes has moved towards larger properties. Commentating on the current state of the house build market Steve Turner went on to say that “Builders will obviously build what they can sell. People that…

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The CIOT comments on SDLT Budget proposals

Within the 2011 Budget, the chancellor, George Osborne, proposed various measures intended to tighten up on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance. These proposals form part of the Finance (No 3) Bill which is currently winding its way through Parliament. Due to the complexity of the Bill, whilst some of its clauses were debated by…

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Contraction in construction

Whilst spring heralded signs of recovery in large swathes of the economy, the construction industry continues to buck the trend. Even admitting that the poor weather at the beginning of the year won’t have helped, construction statistics continue to give cause for concern. Starting with the general picture, although the UK as a whole returned…

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Attention Property Lawyers!

Property lawyers and conveyancers should be aware that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced a change to the information required in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) returns. HMRC has stated that the new forms will be available for use from April 2011 and must be used with effect from 4 July 2011.

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Group Relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax: Limited Liability Partnerships

Group Relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax: Limited Liability Partnerships Stamp Duty Land Tax – A change in HMRC’s view of the law Background Where UK real estate is transferred between members of the same group, and provided certain conditions are met, the tax legislation provides a relief from stamp duty land tax (SDLT). Companies…

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