Revenue Scotland online LBTT form goes live

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Revenue Scotland has today given users of its online portal the ability to create draft tax returns for the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in preparation for the formal launch of Revenue Scotland on 1 April.

The move is designed to give conveyancers, solicitors, and other users the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the return and the online system. Draft returns can be saved at this point, but no returns can be submitted before April 1, when LBTT comes into effect for transactions in Scotland. Users who have signed up to the portal can access it at: For manual returns, a downloadable form is available.

Eleanor Emberson, Chief Executive of Revenue Scotland, said:

“Giving users early access to the system will allow them to get a feel for it by creating draft returns before 1 April. This is another example of our commitment to working with stakeholders to ensure we deliver a system that is responsive, user-friendly and efficient, and I’m sure users will find this lead-in time useful.

“Coupled with the additional assistance available from our support desk, I hope users will be navigating the system and the returns process with ease.”