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Stamp Duty Land Tax for Tax Professionals: Detailed Guidance on Client Issues

2 Part Course  |  Learn the intricacies of stamp duty land tax, addressing common client issues and recent changes to legislation on this advanced course

Stamp Duty Land Tax for Tax Professionals Webinar

A one-day course presented in two half-day live webinars from 9:30am to 12:30pm UK time

This stamp duty land tax course is a ‘must know’ for;

• Legal professionals in private client services
• Legal professionals in conveyancing
• Tax advisors and consultants working alongside legal professionals
• Tax consultants with clients undertaking property transactions

And a ‘nice to know’ for;

• Legal and tax advisors and associates involved in conveyancing and private client transactions.

  • The trainer is an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Qualified Chartered Accountant with experience working with clients at mid-tier and big 4 accountancy practices as well as training provision and private client experience.
  • The stamp duty land tax course is aimed at the key client issues for accountancy and tax professionals who are somewhat familiar but looking to advance their technical knowledge in SDLT.
  • The stamp duty land tax training course is practical with many examples and case studies.

  • Key fundamentals of SDLT OR What is stamp duty land tax
  • Important and common issues for tax professionals
  • Super rates and higher rates affecting residential property transactions
  • Company and partnership transactions
  • Understanding SDLT on leases including issues around reversionary leases
  • Additional reliefs including Multiple Dwellings Relief
  • Case Law around Multiple Dwellings relief and Mixed-Use Claims
  • Issues for overseas investors
  • Interactions with other taxes
  • Key differences in Scotland and Wales

Part One

Key Aspects of SDLT

  • Key fundamentals of SDLT
  • Rates of SDLT
  • Ascertaining the chargeable amount (VAT, consideration from connected persons, contingent, uncertain and deferred consideration)
  • SDLT Transfer of equity
  • Linked transactions 

‘Super rates’ and Higher Rates on Residential Property

  • What is a residential property?
  • The higher rate for additional dwellings
  • Relief from the higher rate 

Multiple Dwellings Relief

  • Multiple Dwellings Relief
  • Detailed Review of SDLT Multiple Dwellings Relief Cases 

Other key current Topics

  • Overseas surcharge
  • Chattels
  • Substantial Completion
  • Exchanges
  • Trusts

Part Two

Mixed-Use Claims

  • Detailed Review of Cases 

Islamic Financing and SDLT

  • Alternative Financing Reliefs
  • SDLT Anti Avoidance Schemes
  • Project Blue – Understanding the high-profile SDLT avoidance case 


  • Grants: Premiums and reverse premiums
  • SDLT on rents
  • Leases granted to or by nominees
  • Assignments and surrenders
  • Sale-and-leasebacks
  • Lease restructuring problem areas 

Companies and Partnerships

  • Rates for non-individuals
  • SDLT on business incorporation
  • The super rate for enveloped properties and de-enveloping issues
  • Property transferred as a dividend in specie
  • Stamp duty land tax group relief
  • Reconstruction and acquisition relief
  • Transfers to and from partnerships
  • Acquisitions and disposals of interests in property-investment partnerships
  • Exemptions and reliefs
  • Anti-avoidance provisions 

Additional Reliefs to Be Aware of

  • First-time buyers
  • Multiple dwellings
  • Building companies buying an individual’s home
  • Employers buying an employee’s house
  • Local authorities making compulsory purchases
  • Property developers providing amenities to communities
  • Companies transferring property to another company
  • Charities
  • Right to buy properties
  • Registered social landlords 

Interaction with Other Taxes

  • What is Inheritance Tax
  • Gift with reservation of Benefit
  • Pre owned asset tax
  • Capital gains tax

Key Differences in Scotland and Wales

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland and Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT) in Wales
  • Different rate bands
  • A different treatment for both residential and commercial SDLT leases
  • Different rules for partnerships

The trainer qualified as a chartered certified accountant with ACCA(Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in 2013 following a training programme with a mid-tier firm of chartered accountants which included experience in taxation, accountancy and audit. She went on to work in assurance with Ernst & Young where she facilitated in-house training courses before becoming a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth in 2016.

She specialises in teaching tax and professional practice modules and is also an acting Finance Director in the construction industry in addition to various board roles for charitable organisations. Her main interests in tax are in relation to the property and owner-managed businesses.

The aim of this stamp duty land tax course is to equip delegates with key knowledge to address client SDLT cases and identify relevant reliefs and issues.

Number of places:
Part 1
Number of places:
Part 2

£ 795.00

Per participant per part

Discounts available:

Book multiple places on both parts in one order for the below discounts:

  • 2+ places at 40% less = £ 954.00
    per person
  • 4+ places at 50% less = £ 795.00
    per person
  • 6+ places at 60% less = £ 636.00
    per person
  • 9+ places at 70% less = £ 477.00
    per person

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