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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: 11 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Michael Holly replied 11 days 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.

If there are any further points kindly reply I will be happy to respond.

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Customer: replied 11 days 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 10 days 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