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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Stamp Duty Land Tax 9th ed isbn 9781853288098

Understanding Stamp Duty Land Tax 8th ed

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ISBN13: 9781853289828
ISBN: 1853289825
New Edition ISBN: 9781853288098
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This popular and authoritative book has been fully revised to take account of the implementation and first years of operation of Stamp Duty Land Tax.

This book offers a practical guide to Stamp Duty Land Tax and its implications, highlighting pitfalls and suggesting how to avoid them. It covers the role of the professional in investigations of title, due diligence, valuation and assisting the client in completing the return. In addition, it includes:-

  • detailed notes on completing the forms
  • an explanation of issues that may affect the timing and amount of tax
  • practical issues for mortgagees and lenders
  • illustrations of how to calculate the tax on rent
  • notes on drafting matters
  • indicators and checklists on warranties

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1. Introduction and general principles
2. Chargeable transactions
3. Taxable events
- effective date
4. Computation of tax
5. Options and rights of pre-emption
6. Exchanges and partitions
7. Leases
8. Construction fitting out and other "works"
9. Trusts, Wills and Intestate estates
10. Partnerships
11. Corporate transactions
12. Liability for the tax
13. Revenue powers and enforcement
Appendices: A. Land areas for investigation
B. Particular problems for the vendor
C. Share purchase issues for investigation
D. Completing the tax return.