In Michael & Bridget Brown v HMRC [2012] TC08158, the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) concluded a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme did not work. That the property was transferred to the Appellants by way of capital reduction did not avoid an SDLT charge.

The FTT dismissed the appeal finding that:

Useful guides on this topic

SDLT: At a glance, Stamp Duty Land Tax, rates & allowances
What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)? What are the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

SDLT: Stamp Duty Land Tax, start here
What is SDLT? What are the SDLT rates? What is exempt from SDLT? What reliefs are available? When are returns due? When can you amend a return?

How to appeal an HMRC decision
Disagree with a HMRC decision? How to appeal, what type of decision can you appeal, what are your different options when you disagree with HMRC? What are the key steps in making an appeal?

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Michael & Bridget Brown v HMRC [2012] TC08158

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