Application: Amount of tax chargeable FA03/S55
This section sets out the rates at which Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be charged on the chargeable consideration for a transaction.
Where a consideration exceeds a rate threshold, the higher rate applies to the total consideration not just the amount exceeding the threshold. This is often called the slab system.
Generally, the tax payable will be a percentage of the chargeable consideration for the transaction but the rates are different for residential property (see SDLTM00365) and non-residential property (see SDLTM00360).
In the case of a transaction for which the whole or part of the chargeable consideration is rent the provisions of FA03/S56 and FA03/SCH5 apply.