The rate of stamp duty / stamp duty reserve tax on the transfer of shares and securities
is generally payable at 0.5%.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
On the transfer of property♦ the stamp duty land tax is:
Value up to £125,000*
Over £125,000*– £250,000
Over £250,000 – £500,000
Over £500,000 – £925,000†
Over £925,000† – £1,500,000†
Residential SDLT calculated on the consideration falling within each band. Non-residential
SDLT is charged at a single rate depending on the total purchase price. * Non-residential
£150,000. † Residential Property Only. ♦ Land and buildings in England, Wales and
SDLT is charged according to the net present value of all the rental payments over
the term of the lease (NPV), with a single rate of 1% on residential NPV's over £125,000
and on non-residential NPV's over £150,000.
VAT is excluded from treatment as consideration provided the landlord has not opted
to charge VAT by the time the lease is granted.
SDLT on premiums is the same as for transfers of land (except that the zero rate
does not apply where the annual rent of a non-residential property is £1,000 or more.)