Stamp Duty Land Tax: guide for completing paper SDLT1 return

Help with each question on the return and common reasons why your return may be rejected.



If you’re not represented by a solicitor, agent or legal conveyancer, you must send paper returns, otherwise you can file your returns online.

You don’t pay SDLT if you buy a property in:

If you’ve to pay the higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax for additional residential properties, please enter code 04 for ‘Type of property’ at
question 1, whether or not you expect to claim a refund.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 14 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. From 1 April 2018 SDLT will no longer apply in Wales. You'll pay Land Transaction Tax which is dealt with by the Welsh Revenue Authority.
  2. Section 9 has been updated with First Time Buyers Relief code 32.
  3. This has been updated to include information for additional residential properties.
  4. First published.