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Finance Act 2003

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Amount of tax chargeable

55Amount of tax chargeable: general

(1)The amount of tax chargeable in respect of a chargeable transaction is a percentage of the chargeable consideration for the transaction.

(2)That percentage is determined by reference to whether the relevant land—

(a)consists entirely of residential property (in which case Table A below applies), or

(b)consists of or includes land that is not residential property (in which case Table B below applies),

and, in either case, by reference to the amount of the relevant consideration.

Table A: Residential
Relevant considerationPercentage
Not more than £60,0000%
More than £60,000 but not more than £250,0001%
More than £250,000 but not more than £500,0003%
More than £500,0004%
Table B: Non-residential or mixed
Relevant considerationPercentage
Not more than £150,0000%
More than £150,000 but not more than £250,0001%
More than £250,000 but not more than £500,0003%
More than £500,0004%

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2)—

(a)the relevant land is the land an interest in which is the main subject-matter of the transaction, and

(b)the relevant consideration is the chargeable consideration for the transaction,

subject as follows.

(4)If the transaction in question is one of a number of linked transactions—

(a)the relevant land is any land an interest in which is the main subject-matter of any of those transactions, and

(b)the relevant consideration is the total of the chargeable consideration for all those transactions.

(5)This section has effect subject to—

  • section 74 (collective enfranchisement by leaseholders), and

  • section 75 (crofting community right to buy),

(which provide for the rate of tax to be determined by reference to a fraction of the relevant consideration).

(6)In the case of a transaction for which the whole or part of the chargeable consideration is rent this section has effect subject to section 56 and Schedule 5 (amount of tax chargeable: rent).

(7)References in this Part to the “rate of tax” are to the percentage determined under this section.

56Amount of tax chargeable: rent

Schedule 5 provides for the calculation of the tax chargeable where the chargeable consideration for a transaction consists of or includes rent.

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