Paying Stamp Duty Tax for a property abroad



New Member

If you need to buy a property in the UK and you own a property abroad, what documents in relation to that property do you need to present to be able to pay the Stamp Duty tax? Also, if you sell the property abroad and therefore have to pay Stamp Duty tax only for not being a first time buyer (but not for owning a property abroad) what documents do you need to present in order to certify that at some point you have owned a property abroad?

I know that if laws were logical self-declarations would be enough in both of the cases above, but in some countries (hopefully not in the UK) laws can be very illogical.

Thank you.


New Member
According to my understanding, if you buy your primary residence before June 30, 2021, you will not have to pay Stamp Duty on properties worth up to £500,000. This is true whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have previously owned a home. For properties costing more than £500,000, the Stamp Duty rate is based on the property's value of over £500,000. From 1 July to 30 September 2021, however, you will not be required to pay Stamp Duty on residential properties worth up to £250,000. If you are a first-time buyer, you will pay no Stamp Duty on properties up to £300,000 and a reduced rate on properties up to £500,000.


New Member
This is a state tax, which was previously calculated under a completely different scheme, which provided a maximum rate of 7%. This taxation system proved ineffective, so today, Stamp duty land tax is charged according to a staggering gradation of interest rates.