Land and Buildings Transaction Tax 2017/18

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax 2017/18

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is the only comprehensive and clear guide to the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ('LBTT') is a tax devolved to Scotland under the Scotland Act 2012 which, whilst based on Stamp Duty Land Tax ('SDLT'), is different in a number of areas. These differences are explored throughout the text.

This text provides practising solicitors and accountants in Scotland with essential and practical guidance on this new tax. The title provides comprehensive guidance on the general rules of LBTT including the transitional provisions and outlines the principal differences between LBTT and SDLT.

This authoritative text also includes:
Background to the introduction of LBTT;
Detailed coverage of many of the exemptions and reliefs from LBTT;
Comprehensive consideration of the rules regarding commercial leases;
The practicalities of LBTT compliance and administration
Special rules for partnerships and trusts;
Anti-avoidance rules;
Numerous worked examples.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax is essential reading for lawyers, accountants, and other professionals dealing with transactions involving commercial and residential properties in Scotland, as well as academics wishing to observe the first stage in the development of devolved Scottish taxes.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Scottish Conveyancing online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax
Chapter 2 LBTT – General Rules
Chapter 3 Key Differences between LBTT and SDLT
Chapter 4 LBTT and Leases
Chapter 5 LBTT Exempt Transactions and Reliefs
Chapter 6 LBTT and Partnerships
Chapter 7 LBTT and Trusts
Chapter 8 LBTT Administration and Compliance
Chapter 9 LBTT Anti-Avoidance Rules
Appendix A Addresses, Contact Details etc
Appendix B Subordinate Legislation
Appendix C Checklist for Revenue Scotland Opinions

Product details

Published 30 Nov 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 424
ISBN 9781526500694
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ken Wright

Ken Wright is an Executive Director- Business Advi…