How to Avoid Stamp Duty on Shares
Tax is payable on the purchase of shares in the UK – known as Stamp Duty on paper transactions, and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT) on...
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I represented the taxpayers in this appeal where the tax tribunal decided that the refund of the 3% higher rates on the sale of a main residence following the acquisition of the replacement was not available when the taxpayers had purchased two side-by side apartments a few weeks apart with the intention of amalgamating them to form one apartment as their replacement main residence prior to the sale of their old main residence.
The decision has some helpful analysis of how to interpret the provisions in Schedule 4ZA FA 2003.
Read the full decision here.