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Stamp duty taxes

SDLT, SDRT or ad valorem stamp duty?

Stamp Duty can have a significant impact on many businesses, whether you deal with the transfer of stocks and securities or land and property transactions. Both have implications for domestic and foreign stamp duty, making it important to consider the broader impact of all transactions that take place.

Our solutions

Our Stamp Duty team is part of a global network. With extensive experience we are ideally placed to provide practical advice and workable solutions whatever industry sector you are in.

 

Real estate

We offer advice on the SDLT implications of a number of commercial and high value residential property transactions, including investment structures, anti-avoidance provisions and disclosure obligations. 

 

Equity markets and clearing systems

We can provide you with guidance around the status and transaction conditions for the various exemptions relating to SDRT, European law aspects and reclaims, as well as sponsored access and derivatives.

 

Equity markets and clearing systems

We can provide you with guidance around the status and transaction conditions for the various exemptions relating to SDRT, European law aspects and reclaims, as well as sponsored access and derivatives

 

Fund management and the reorganisation of investments

We can advise you on the SDRT implications of equity fund changes and mergers as well as the treatment of corporate, trust and contractual based funds in different countries.

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals

We can help you with the impact that stamp duty, SDRT and SDLT have on group reorganisations, reconstructions and de-mergers minimising the costs and offering alternative solutions. This includes making clients aware of reliefs that are available to them, the clawback of SDLT for companies holding UK real estate, and the effective management of such charges.

 

Transfer taxes

From April 2015, we are expanding our portfolio of services that include the tax repercussions of the Wales Bill and the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland that replaces the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) with equivalent new taxes in both of those regions. We can provide advice as to the introduction of those taxes and their impact on your company as well as on individuals