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Higher Tax on my first UK property

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Higher Tax on my first UK property

Postby sv » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:31 am

Hi All,

I have a buy to let property abroad and have never stayed in it. I am planning on buying my first property in UK, which will be my main and only residence. Do I have to pay the higher rate (3% additional) SDLT?

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Re: Higher Tax on my first UK property

Postby SDLT Geek » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 pm

Yes. If your let property is worth £40k or more now. Also assuming you are paying £40k or more for the new house. It might be different if you have sold a home abroad in the last three years: see the details here:

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