LBTT4014 - Calculating the amount of tax chargeable: linked transactions

LBTT guidance on calculating the amount of tax which is chargeable in relation to linked transactions.

Linked transactions are explained in more detail in LBTT2008.

Where a chargeable transaction is one of a number of linked transactions, the amount of tax for all of the linked transactions is first calculated using the appropriate rates and bands as if the linked transactions were a single transaction. The tax payable for an individual transaction is then reached by multiplying the total tax payable on all the linked transactions by the fraction individual consideration/total consideration.

The mechanism for calculating the tax is:

  • Step 1 - Add the consideration for each transaction to give the total consideration;
  • Step 2 - Multiply so much of the total consideration that falls within each band by the appropriate tax rate and add those up to give the total tax chargeable;
  • Step 3 - Divide the consideration for the individual transaction by the total consideration to arrive at a fraction; and
  • Step 4 - Multiply the total tax chargeable by the fraction reached in step 3. The result is the amount of tax chargeable on the individual transaction.

A worked example on linked transactions is provided separately on our website under LBTT Worked Examples.

LBTT(S)A 2013 section 26

Ref ID: 
LBTT4014
Archive Date: 
8 March 2015
Last updated: 
8 March 2015
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