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HMRC internal manual

Stamp Taxes on Shares Manual

Collectives: contributions, mergers and other matters: investments acquired by, or transferred to, a collective investment scheme

When chargeable securities are purchased by a Collective Investment Scheme (such as a unit trust or an Open-Ended Investment Company), the transfer is subject to a FA86/S87 Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT) charge, calculated by reference to the consideration paid in money or money’s worth.

Under FA86/S92 the SDRT charge may be cancelled, however, if:

  • A formal written instrument affecting the transfer of the securities is executed (in pursuance of the agreement),
  • On which ad valorem Stamp Duty under FA99/SCH13 is paid and impressed or 
  • The instrument is not chargeable with Stamp Duty or otherwise required to be stamped.

See STSM031090 for the meaning of ‘chargeable securities’.

See STSM101010 for the meaning of a Collective Investment Scheme.

See STSM101020 for the meaning of a unit trust.

See STSM101050 for the meaning of an OEIC.