Stamp Duty Land Tax is the tax that the government charges when you purchase a home over £125,000. You pay different rates depending on the value of your home. You can find how much your Stamp Duty tax is by using our stamp duty calculator.
The Stamp Duty thresholds and applicable tax rates that came into effect from 4th December 2014 and can be fund in the following table:
|Purchase Price Bands||Rate of Stamp Duty|
|£0 - £125,000||0%|
|£125,001 - £250,000||2%|
|£250,001 - £925,000||5%|
|£925,001 - £1.5 million||10%|
|Over £1.5 million||12%|
Enter a house price to see how much UK Stamp Duty Land Tax you'd need to pay.
A Stamp Duty Land Tax return must be submitted and you must pay the amount owing within 30 days of completion.
If the purchase price of your new property is under £125,000, you must still submit a return even though you won't need to pay Stamp Duty.
Usually your solicitor will deal with the Stamp Duty return and payment for you, although you can do it yourself. Remember, you're responsible for making sure it's submitted on time and that you'll be charged a penalty plus interest if it's not.
There are situations when stamp duty is not payable, your solicitor will offer advice should this affect you.