For non-residential property transactions (see LBTT4012 for what constitutes non-residential property), the rate of tax is determined by reference to percentages of the chargeable consideration (see LBTT2001) for the transaction falling within the bands below.
|Purchase price||LBTT rate|
|Up to £150,000||0%|
|Above £150,000 to £350,000||3%|
If the purchase price is above the nil rate tax band, LBTT is charged at the appropriate rate on the amount of the chargeable consideration within the relevant bands.
For example, an office bought for £465,000 is charged at:
0% for the first £150,000; then
3% for the next £200,000; then
4.5% for the remaining £115,000.
So £11,175 must be paid in LBTT.
Anything of economic value which is given in exchange for land or property counts towards the chargeable consideration. If the seller has opted to tax, so that VAT is chargeable on the price, LBTT is payable on the price including VAT.
We have developed an online tax calculator on our website for help in working out the amount of LBTT payable on non-residential transactions. This calculator is for reference purposes only.