The rates are split by property value and you may pay a different rate on different portions of the value. For instance, if you purchase a home for \’a3270,000, the first \’a3125,000 would be liable for a Stamp Duty rate of 3%, the portion between \’a3125,001 and \’a3250,000 would be calculated at a rate of 5%, while the remaining \’a320,000 in the next band would be liable for Stamp Duty at 8%. So, if you were to purchase a second home for \’a3270,000 the total Stamp Duty due would be \’a311,600.
5. Will other forms of tax need to be considered?
It\’92s not just Stamp Duty you need to consider when it comes to tax liability.
Depending on how you decide to use the property, you may be liable for Income Tax, if, for example, you\’92re earning an income through letting it out as a holiday home. The increased income could push you into a higher tax bracket, so it\’92s worth looking at your property plans alongside your overall financial circumstances.
When it comes to selling the property, you could also be liable for Capital Gains Tax. This is a tax on the profits made and the rate will be dependent whether you\’92re a basic, higher or additional rate taxpayer. If you exceed your Capital Gains Tax annual allowance, \’a312,300 for 2020/21, basic-rate taxpayers will pay 18% on the exceeding amount, increasing to 28% for higher and additional rate taxpayers.
Even if you don\’92t intend to sell in the short or medium-term, understanding your tax position should you dispose of assets is important.
If you\’92re thinking about purchasing a second property, we can help. Whether you want to understand affordability or which lender to approach for a second mortgage, we can provide guidance throughout the process.\’a0 \uc0\u65279