Stamp Duty Calculator
Find out how much stamp duty land tax (SDLT) you’ll have to pay when buying a property in England or Northern Ireland.
Here’s how it works:
- The amount of SDLT you pay depends on the purchase price of the property.
- There are different rates for first-time buyers, home movers, and buy-to-let investors.
- You can also check the SDLT rates for Scotland and Wales, which have different systems.
Find out how much stamp duty you'll have to pay with our easy to use calculator.
Just enter the purchase price of the property and select whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving home, or buying an additional property. Our calculator will show you the stamp duty rates and the total amount of tax you’ll have to pay.
Stamp duty is a tax that you have to pay when you buy a property or land over a certain price. The amount of stamp duty you pay depends on the purchase price of the property, the type of property, and your residency status.
Our stamp duty calculator is updated regularly to reflect the latest changes in stamp duty rates and rules. However, it is only intended as a guide and does not constitute financial advice.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you understand the stamp duty system and make sure you’re paying the correct amount.
Stamp duty FAQs
Stamp duty is a tax that you have to pay when you buy a residential property in England and Northern Ireland. The amount of stamp duty you pay depends on the value of the property and whether you are a first-time buyer.
Stamp duty is charged at different rates depending on the purchase price of the property. There are a number of stamp duty tax bands with rates rising from lower to higher. A progressive tax system is used to calculate the amount of stamp duty payable, which means that the more expensive the property, the higher the rate of tax that is charged.
For example, if you buy a property for £500,000 as a first-time buyer, you will pay:
- 0% on the first £425,000 = £0
- 5% on the next £75,000 = £3,750
- Total stamp duty = £3,750
If you are buying a property for more than £625,000 as a first-time buyer, you will not get any stamp duty relief and you will pay the standard rates.
You have to send a stamp duty return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and pay the tax within 14 days of completion. If you have a solicitor or conveyancer acting for you, they will usually file the return and pay the tax on your behalf on the day of completion. They will then add the tax to their fees.
If you do not file your return and pay the tax within 14 days of completion, you may be charged penalties and interest by HMRC.
Stamp duty is calculated based on the value of the property and its location. You can use a stamp duty calculator by entering these details to determine the amount you need to pay for residential purchases. The rates may vary depending on the state or territory in which the leasehold property is located, including London.