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With no concessions to the possibilities for mockery enshrined in the date, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax will come into effect on 1st April 2015.  Preparations for the first new Scottish tax in 300 years are in full swing, at least on the part of Revenue Scotland; solicitors should be gearing up to make sure that they are registered and ready.  Revenue Scotland’s excellent series of seminars and their website have supplied much administrative detail.  

The purpose of this series of new seminars is to look at the substantive new law – what is the same and what is different (as compared to both old and new Stamp Duty Land Tax); what is included and what is (in some cases surprisingly) missing; some planning that may be appropriate and some that may not; and how to deal with the transition from the old to the new.  Administrative developments will be noted.

The speakers will be Alan Barr and Isobel d’Inverno*, both of whom have been members of the Law Society of Scotland working party driving towards the implementation of the new tax.  On the eve of another important change for Scottish conveyancers, this is a unique opportunity to prepare for you and your clients. 

 *at selected seminars only; there may be other speakers for part.     

Learning Outcomes and Objectives
The learning outcomes and objectives are that (i) by the end of the seminar, participants should have a sound knowledge and understanding of the main changes as a result of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax replacing the existing Stamp Duty Land Tax.  (ii) through the provision of comprehensive written materials, solicitors should be equipped to undertake such further study of the law and practice as they may find necessary or desirable.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

This series is now finished.

The materials to accompany this seminar can still be purchased.  The price is £40 per set.  If you wish to purchase the materials please email with your details.

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