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Non residents

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Non residents

Postby kanrent » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:52 pm

Hi I'm a non resident British citezen
At the moment I'm renting out my home in England.
I want to move back to England sell my house which is too large for me and buy a small one for about £200,000 how much SDLT will I have to pay? Would it be best to wait for a few months to become resident before I buy to reduce the SDLT?

Joined:Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:22 pm

Re: Non residents

Postby Jholm » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:13 pm

Will let someone else answer re: SDLT as it's not an area I am too clued up on.

Have you considered the likelihood of capital gains tax being charged on the sale?

Joined:Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:25 pm

Re: Non residents

Postby etf » Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:37 pm

Don't assume because you are non-UK resident under the UK statutory residence test, this will also apply for SDLT. The rules are different, so do some research in this area as a starting point.

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