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My husband, my daughter and myself are looking to buy a

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My husband, my daughter and myself are looking to buy a share in my sisters house. If we said we were all going to put in £39000.00 each individually would there be stamp duty to pay? Your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 6 months ago.

Good evening

Yes stamp duty is payable on the total price not how the price is put together by individual contributions.

The level for stamp duty is 2% over £125,000.00.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
We are all in effect only purchasing a share in a second home. When I put this into the HMRC calculator for stamp duty it’s says that the first £40000 is exempt ?
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 6 months ago.

Hi the information I provided was from the HM Gov site called Stamp Duty Land Tax.

The exemption on that site is up to £125,000.00 as above.

Stamp duty is not calculated by reference to the number of purchasers but the price of the property.

Best regards