Land Transaction Tax update: summer 2021
An update on our Land Transaction Tax (LTT) system and guidance for tax professionals.
Temporary reduction ends on 30 June 2021
As previously announced by Welsh Government, the nil rate band of Land Transaction Tax (LTT) for residential property transactions will revert to £180,000 on 1 July 2021.
There are no transitional rules. A transaction will need to have completed before Thursday 1 July 2021 to use the temporary increase to the nil rate band.
Our LTT calculator, services and guidance reflect this change
Higher rates checker tool
Use our Land Transaction Tax higher rates checker to help you decide if higher rates apply to a transaction.
For linked transactions please refer to our guidance instead.
Sending us post
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) we have limited access to post. This includes receiving cheques. See full details of how our services have been affected by coronavirus.
Keep personal information secure
Our phishing and scams guidance sets out how to avoid and report tax scams. It also explains how to keep personal information safe when communicating with us.
If you’re in any doubt that a communication from us is genuine, please do not reply and contact email@example.com
Technical tax updates
We want to help you get the tax right first time. We’ve updated our guidance in areas where we’ve received queries or mistakes on returns.
If after reading our guidance, you’re still not sure about a return please contact our helpdesk for support or ask for a tax opinion. We want to help you upfront rather than correct information later.
We’ve updated a section in our interpretation provisions guidance to help address some of the queries we’ve received around whether a building is treated as derelict for LTT.
Let us know what you think using the feedback links at the top of our guidance pages. We monitor your feedback regularly to improve our content.
Mixed use properties
We continue to receive returns where it’s possible that property is incorrectly described as mixed use.
If you’re unsure if a transaction is residential or non-residential, please refer to our guidance to help differentiate between land that’s garden or grounds of a house, and non-residential land.
Multiple dwellings relief (MDR)
It’s really important to us that MDR is claimed correctly when the return is filed.
For help, we've published a new MDR quick guide on our website or you can use our technical guidance on acquisitions involving multiple dwellings – we’ve updated the key terms and definitions section.
Online tax system update
You’re now able to activate and deactivate users yourselves
We’ve updated our tax system to enable your online administrators to activate and deactivate users without contacting us to speed up the process.
New users still need to sign up for an online account themselves and our guidance on managing users sets out the full process. If any of your colleagues have now left your organisation please deactivate them.
We're always looking to make our services easier to use. Sign up to join our user feedback group and help us improve by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have your say
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