Stamp Duty

0843 178 7323

Contact Stamp Duty Land Tax for help with calculating this tax, filing returns, and making payments. HMRC charges this tax when you buy a property above a certain value in England and Northern Ireland.

Stamp Duty Contact Numbers

Contact Stamp Duty Land Tax at HMRC with these numbers. They close on weekends and bank holidays.

Department
Phone Number
Opening Times
Stamp Duty Helpline
0843 178 7323
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
Residential Properties
0843 178 7324
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
Non-Residential Properties
0843 178 7325
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
Shared Ownership Properties
0843 178 7326
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
Land and Property Transfers
0843 178 7327
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed
Stamp Duty Payments
0843 178 7328
(Mon – Fri) 8.30am – 5pm
(Sat – Sun) Closed

Stamp Duty Helpline

Stamp Duty Land Tax can seem complicated, so call HMRC on 0843 178 7323 for more information on how it works. A different tax applies in Scotland and Wales, so find out what to do if the sale is in either of these countries. The rules and thresholds will differ depending on the date of the purchase and the property use. HMRC must receive a Stamp Duty Land Tax return and payment within 30 days of completion. Newer rules mean that some people are able to get relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax. Call this helpline if you are acquiring property to find out if you are exempt from tax or eligible for relief. You might not need to submit a return.

Residential Properties

Examples of residential properties are houses and flats, where the sole use is for people to live there. If you pay more than £125,000 for such a property, then you must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on it. However, you can claim a discount rate if you are a first-time buyer and the property costs less than £500,000. The rate for everyone else depends on the price of the property. Rates start at 2%, going to 5% and then 10% for a certain portion of the price. You could end up paying 7%, 17%, or 29% cumulatively. Call 0843 178 7324 to get help from HMRC with Stamp Duty for residential properties. Additional properties have higher rates.

Non-Residential Properties

If you buy property for commercial use, such as shops or offices, or land for agricultural use, there are yet more different rules for Stamp Duty. Properties with residential and other purposes are classed as mixed-use (such as a business with a flat above). The threshold is £150,000, with rates of 2% up to £250,000 and then 5% for any amount higher than that. The rates won’t be the same for freeholds and leaseholds. HMRC can provide guidance on Stamp Duty Land Tax for non-residential and mixed-use properties if you call on 0843 178 7325. There might be a higher rate if you purchase more than one property from the same seller.

Shared Ownership Properties

Some people buy properties through “shared ownership” schemes run by public bodies. Examples include local housing authorities and associations and development corporations. The buyers can pay Stamp Duty Land Tax in stages or in one payment based on the market value. If you choose the latter, you will pay the tax at the residential rate. Paying in stages means that you might end up paying extra. Call 0843 178 7326 for assistance with Stamp Duty Land Tax on shared ownership property transactions. If you continue to buy more shares in the same property, you might have to file another return and pay additional tax for it.

Land and Property Transfers

You might owe Stamp Duty Land Tax if ownership of land or property was transferred to you as a result of a payment. This will depend on the specific circumstances of the transfer and property use. Call HMRC on 0843 178 7327 to make enquiries about the tax on property transfers. This includes gaining ownership via marriage or moving in together, divorce or separation, receiving it as a gift or inheriting it from a will, or joint ownership, as well as property transfers to and from companies. Usually, you will only pay the tax on a transfer if the share you paid for was higher in value than the threshold for that particular property type.

Stamp Duty Payments Helpline

The return and payment for Stamp Duty Land Tax are due within 30 days of completing the transaction. It is important to remember that Stamp Duty Land Tax for property transactions and Stamp Duty for buying paper shares are not the same thing. You can pay tax for either of these things in several ways. Call 0843 178 7328 for help with paying these taxes. Please be aware that you cannot make a payment to HMRC over the phone. They can help you with registering to pay online, or provide information and guidance on how to pay by cheque, CHAPS, or Bacs. You will need your Unique Transaction Reference Number for payments.