SDLT calculators

For most transactions involving the sale or transfer of land or property you can use the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) calculators below to help you to work out how much to pay.

These rates don’t apply to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) which will apply to land transactions in Scotland from April 2015.  Information about LBTT rates and bands can be found on the Scottish Government website (Opens new window).

Note you cannot use the calculators for residential properties with chargeable consideration over £500,000 where the 15% rate of SDLT applies. You will need to perform a manual calculation instead.

SDLT calculator for freehold transactions or assigned leases

HMRC's Stamp Taxes internet calculator (land and property section) will help you work out how much:

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) you may need to pay when you buy or transfer freehold land or property
  • SDLT you may need to pay when you take on an assigned lease

Information you'll need

You'll find it helpful to have the following information to hand before you start:

  • the effective date of the purchase - this is usually the date of completion
  • the total amount of chargeable consideration for any transactions that are linked to this transaction
  • for mixed use property, a breakdown of how much rent is for the residential element and how much is for the business element

Use the SDLT calculator for freehold transactions or assigned leases

SDLT rates and thresholds

SDLT calculator for new leases

You can use HMRC's SDLT on leases calculator below to help you work out how much SDLT you may need to pay on the grant of a new lease.

When you access the calculator you'll find a glossary which will help you understand some of the terms.

Information you'll need

You'll be asked to enter some details so you may find it helpful to have the following information to hand before you start:

  • the effective date of the transaction - this is usually the date of completion
  • the start and end dates as specified in the lease
  • the total premium payable
  • the rent payable in each of the first 5 years, if you know it

Use the SDLT on lease transactions calculator