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You must pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax if you buy a property or land over a certain price in Scotland.
This calculator will help you work out how much you have to pay if you are buying residential property.
If you are buying non-residential property or land this calculator can’t help. Instead go to revenue.scot/land-buildings-transaction-tax/tax-calculator/lbtt-property-transactions-calculator.
An additional dwelling supplement (ADS) of LBTT may be applied on purchases of additional residential properties in Scotland of £40,000 or more. The current rate for ADS is 4% of the ‘relevant consideration’ (usually the purchase price).
If you are buying in any of these countries then use the appropriate calculator to work out how much you will pay
The effective tax rate is 0.00%
Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid at different rates depending on the purchase price.
The table below shows the rates of LBTT someone buying their next home would pay.
Anyone buying an additional residential property in Scotland (such as a second home or buy-to-let property) may also have to pay an Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) if the purchase price is £40,000 or more. There is one rate of ADS and this is also shown in the table below.
Properties under £40,000 are not subject to Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) but if ADS is due it is payable on the total purchase price.
You may have to pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) on residential and non-residential land and property transactions. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to complete and submit an accurate LBTT return, where required, and pay any tax due. LBTT returns can be submitted using Revenue Scotland’s online portal or a LBTT form. Further information can be found on:
Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) - Everything you need to know
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