Important news and announcements.

8 July 2019

Two new Members have been appointed to the Board of Scotland's tax authority, Revenue Scotland.

The appointment of Jean Lindsay, a former Director of Human Resources at the Forestry Commission, and Martin McEwen, currently the Head of Tax at SSE Plc, have been confirmed by Minister for Public Finance and the Digital Economy, Kate Forbes.

They join Revenue Scotland's existing Board Members Dr Keith Nicholson (Chair), Jane Ryder, John Whiting, Ian Tait and Lynn Bradley.

7 March 2019

Revenue Scotland has today (7 March 2019)  launched a recruitment campaign to appoint two new Board members.

The roles, advertised through Public Appointments Scotland, are seeking new Board recruits to join the existing five-strong Board in challenging but rewarding roles supporting the tax authority as its responsibilities and remit continue to grow. 

4 March 2019

Revenue Scotland is changing its email address to ensure it continues to meet the security requirements of the government’s digital services network.

What does this mean?

From Monday 4th March, the suffix will be replaced with This means that you will need to update all Revenue Scotland contacts in your email address book.  For example, will need to be changed to

30 January 2019

Revenue Scotland has today (Wednesday 30 January 2019) published its British Sign Language (BSL) Plan for 2018-24 outlining how the organisation will improve accessibility of its services for D/deaf and Deafblind BSL taxpayers.

The plan, which was developed following consultation with BSL users and stakeholders late last year, aims to ensure that D/deaf and Deafblind BSL users can access and understand taxpayer services and information about the devolved taxes that revenue Scotland collects.

25 January 2019

Revenue Scotland has updated its guidance to reflect the changes resulting from the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax rates and Bands etc) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 which was approved by the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

The changes implemented by the Order, which take effect from today (25 January 2019), are :

24 January 2019

The Scottish Parliament has approved the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax rates and Bands etc) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018.

The Order implements changes to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) proposed in the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2019-20.

18 January 2019

Revenue Scotland has today ( Friday 18 January) published a statistical breakdown of residential Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) by local authority area for the first time since the organisation began collecting tax.

4 January 2019

Revenue Scotland has achieved the second highest engagement index score of Scottish civil service organisations participating in a UK-wide survey of government employees.

The tax authority, which is responsible for the collection and administration of the fully devolved taxes Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Scottish Landfill Tax, achieved an engagement index score of 67%, ranking it second only to the Scottish Housing Regulator.


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28 January 2016