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HMRC internal manual

Stamp Duty Land Tax Manual

Processing: Stamp Office queries and customer responses: Forms SDLT8/8A: Further information/tax required to allow certificate issue

Form SDLT8 is automatically issued when there is insufficient data captured from the land transaction return for the issue of a Revenue certificate. This may be because information

  • has been omitted
  • is inconsistent with other information elsewhere on the form
  • is illegible
  • entered is invalid, for example, a letter has been entered where a number should be

A certificate will not be issued unless the correct or missing information is provided.

If an SDLT8 is received it means that the SDLT1 will remain on the system, and be processed when the information requested on the SDLT8 is received.

The completed form SDLT8 should be returned to the Stamp Office address shown on it. However the input of additional information can be carried out in any Stamp Office, so this should be done in the office in which the form is received.

Agents or purchasers may fax completed SDLT8 to the office shown at the top of the form.

Office fax numbers can be obtained from the Help Line on 0300 200 3510 or on Stamp Taxes website.

The SDLT8 might ask for information that has already been given, this could be because it conflicts with a response elsewhere on the form, if the form is completed with the same answers previously given, without any additional information the matter will not progress and no certificate will be issued,

Responses to the SDLT8 or SDLT8A can be made by

  • returning the form complete with additional details
  • faxing the form to a Stamp Office
  • by telephoning the Help Line on 0300 200 3510

If the SDLT8 has not been dealt with after 15 working days a reminder, form SDLT8A, is issued automatically.

Form SDLT8A states that a Revenue certificate will not be issued until the outstanding information is received.