Important news and announcements.

2 October 2018

Scotland’s tax authority raised revenue of £707m in Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) for the Scottish Consolidated Fund during 2017-18.

The combined total of LBTT and SLfT transferred to the Scottish Consolidated Fund since Revenue Scotland began operating also reached £1.8bn by 31 March 2018.

The increase in revenue was revealed in the tax authority’s 2017-18 Annual Report and Financial Statements which were published today (Tuesday 2 October).

8 August 2018

On 2 August 2018, the Bank of England announced a 0.25% increase in the base interest rate (now 0.75%). Revenue Scotland has amended its rates accordingly and these will take effect from today (Wednesday 8 August). Updated information is available in online guidance documents 4002, 4003 and 4004.

24 May 2018

Your trust is important to us. To help explain the choices and control you have when it comes to your data, we are annoucing some changes to our Privacy Policy.

These changes will come into effect from 25 May 2018 onwards. If you want more information on GDPR and how these relate to you, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.

4 May 2018

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – Property Investment Funds.

The consultation will include ‘seeding’ and is due to close on 2 August 2018. The Scottish Government is inviting comments to be sent to the consultation hub or by email to

3 May 2018

Revenue Scotland has this week published its second Corporate Plan, setting out the strategic objectives for the organisation from 2018 – 21 and the Key Performance Indicators that will be used to measure progress against these objectives.

29 March 2018

Scotland’s devolved tax authority has today (Thursday 29th March) updated its online system to allow tenants of commercial leases in Scotland to submit a further Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) return electronically from 1 April 2018.

Revenue Scotland has introduced updates to the Scottish Electronic Tax System (SETS) so that tenants holding a non-residential lease can meet their legal obligations under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013.

The legislation states that LBTT tenants must submit a further LBTT tax return:

15 February 2018

The first three-year review of tax chargeable on leases for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) begins on 1 April 2018.

The review, which will apply to the majority of LBTT leases, is a legal requirement set out in the LBTT (Scotland) Act 2013. Under the Act, tenants are required to submit a further return to Revenue Scotland every three years to review the lease and assess whether the correct amount of tax has been paid.

9 February 2018

The Scottish Government has today launched a consultation on the First Time Buyer Relief as announced in the Scottish draft Budget on 14 December. The consultation will close on 23 March 2018 and the Scottish Government is inviting comments to be sent to the consultation hub or by email to


Last updated: 
28 January 2016