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Changes to Stamp Duty Land tax (SDLT) returns

Changes to Stamp Duty Land tax (SDLT) returns

From 1st March 2019, the period allowed in England and Northern Ireland for filing a Stamp Duty Land Tax return and paying the tax reduces from 30 days to 14 days.

The 14-day window for filing the SDLT return and paying tax will apply to:

  • all land transactions with an ‘effective date’ on or after 1 March 2019; and
  • all land transactions with an ‘effective date’ before 1 March 2019 but that did not become notifiable to HMRC until 1 March 2019 or later.

The deadline is 14 calendar days and therefore includes non-working days. Failure to meet the 14-day deadline may result in interest and penalties being levied on the taxpayer. 

In both Scotland and Wales, the deadline for filing returns and paying tax will remain at 30 days.

If you would like a no obligation quote for buying or selling a property or have any queries relating to Stamp Duty Land Tax then please contact Marta Konieczna, Residential Property Solicitor on 02477 710223 or email

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