Stamp Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

We have interpreted “each category of Stamp Duty” as relating to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), Stamp Duty (SD) and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT). However, we have not included refund amounts for Stamp Taxes on Shares (SD and SDRT) to ensure compliance with disclosure policy relating to taxpayer confidentiality.

The table attached provides an estimate of the amount of refunds authorised for SDLT transactions derived from summary administrative records, for years that were available (last 9 years).

Figures relating specifically to Higher Rate on Additional Dwellings (HRAD) refunds are available in the public domain through the Quarterly SDLT publication. HRAD was introduced in April 2016, and taxpayers are able to claim repayment of their initial HRAD amount if they sell their previous main residence within 36 months.

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