Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Calculator

Use the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) calculator to find out roughly how much Land and Buildings Transaction Tax you may pay buying a property in Scotland, depending on the valuation of your property and your reason for buying it.

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Calculator calculation is based on the rates from 1st April 2021. 

What is Land and Buildings Transaction Tax?

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is a tax applied to residential and non-residential land and buildings transactions (including commercial leases). The rate of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax depends on the type of property you are buying and what you're buying it for. It varies depending on the price of your chosen property. 

How much Land and Buildings Transaction Tax will I usually pay?

If the property was bought as your main residence and cost more than £145,000 then you will have to pay LBTT, and if you are a first-time buyer you won't have to pay any LBTT on a property up to £175,000. The amount you then pay depends on the value of your property as it is worked out on a percentage of your purchase price. It is important to consider LBTT when thinking about buying a house as in some cases it could be a considerable amount.

If you are buying a second home then you will pay the LBTT Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) which is payable on the total purchase price of an additional property of £40,000 or more. The ADS is charged at 4% of the total purchase price of the property. 

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This calculator provides a guide to the amount of residential Land and Buildings Transaction Tax you may pay and does not guarantee this will be the actual cost. This calculation is based on the rates from 1 April 2021. For more information on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, click here.

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