How to pay LBTT

Guidance on how to pay LBTT for online returns.

Online Return

On submitting the online return you will be prompted to select your method of payment and a unique 13 character tax reference (commencing ‘RS’) will be displayed on the screen. This will begin ‘RS’, followed by 7 numbers and ending in 4 letters.

Please note: tax returns submitted prior to 24 July 2019 have a 9 character reference number, commencing ‘RS’, followed by 7 numbers.

The full 13 character reference (and only this reference) must be quoted when making payments in relation to the transaction or when contacting us about the transaction.

Please ensure that your payment exactly matches the rounded total tax payable amount submitted in your tax return.

Please note: Registration payments to Registers of Scotland must be paid separately to Registers of Scotland and not to Revenue Scotland.

BACS/CHAPS

BACS/CHAPS payments and Faster Payments should be made to the Revenue Scotland bank account shown below and must quote the unique 13 character tax reference (and only this reference) as the payment reference.

Account Name: REVENUE SCOTLAND
Sort Code: 60 – 70 – 80
Account Number: 10019456
IBAN: GB93NWBK60708010019456
SWIFT: NWBKGB2L
Bank: National Westminster
Address: London Corporate Service Centre,

CPB Services, 

2nd Floor, 280 Bishopgate,

London, EC2M 4RB

A separate payment must be made for each tax return or penalty.

Check with your bank about their daily cutoff time for processing same day payments online (you will find this on the bank’s website).

Direct Debit

Revenue Scotland is able to offer agents who are registered users of SETS the option of payment by Direct Debit. If you are interested in paying this way, please complete the Direct Debit Report Consent form and email back to: finance@revenue.scot.

Please note: setting up Direct Debit payments may take up to 10 days.

PDF iconRS - Direct Debit Report Consent Form - May20.pdf

Please email finance@revenue.scot if you have any queries.

Payment Due Dates

The latest payment date must be a banking day. 

If the return is submitted before the effective date: The ‘Payment Date’ must be no later than the fifth working day after the effective date.

If the return is submitted on or after the effective date: The ‘Payment Date’ must be no later than the fifth working day after the submission date or the last working day which is, or precedes, the thirtieth calendar day after the effective date, if this is earlier.

If the return is submitted close to the filing date you must ensure that full payment reaches us no later than the filing date for the return.

Interest is chargeable on any outstanding tax that is not paid by the filing date

Registration payments to Registers of Scotland must be paid separately.

Penalty and Interest Charges

If the return is submitted late you may be liable to a penalty.

If tax is paid late, interest is chargeable and you may also become liable to a penalty, depending on how late the tax is paid.

Further guidance on interest and penalties is available at RSTP4001 and RSTP3001.

Penalty Notices

The unique reference number stated on the penalty notice must be quoted when making payments.

Overpayments

As of 1 October 2015, Revenue Scotland will not automatically refund any individual overpayments of £10 or less.

To avoid any overpayments, please ensure that your payment exactly matches the rounded total tax payable amount submitted in your tax return.

Queries about Payments

If you have any queries regarding the method of payment, please use secure messaging within the SETS portal. Alternatively email Revenue Scotland at finance@revenue.scot.

 

Last updated: 
28 May 2020

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