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Important news and announcements.

29 January 2021

Revenue Scotland has today published its ‘Annual Summary of Trends in the Devolved Taxes 2019-20’. This comprehensive report gives an insight into the performance trends of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) since tax operations began in April 2015.

Key points from the publication highlight that:

7 December 2020

The recruitment exercise for the next Chair of Revenue Scotland has launched today (Monday 7 December).  The appointment is for an initial 3 years, with the potential for reappointment to a total of no more than 8 years.  A candidate information pack and instructions on how to apply is available on the Scottish Government Public Appointments website.

26 November 2020

26 November 2020

Revenue Scotland has today (26 November) published its Annual Reports and Accounts 2019-20

The Devolved Taxes report confirms that across the two devolved taxes (Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Scottish Landfill Tax), a total of £717m in revenue was collected.  The Resource Account report covers the operational performance of the organisation and also records the operational impact of COVID-19 on our operations and the successful move to remote working in March.

15 July 2020

15 July 2020

The ‘Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands)(Scotland) Amendment (No.2) (Coronavirus) Order 2020’  has now been approved by the Scottish Parliament and came into effect on 15 July 2020. As a result, there will be a temporary increase in the nil rate band for LBTT residential property transactions from £145,000 to £250,000.

The change will be introduced with effect from Wednesday 15 July 2020 and remain in place until 31 March 2021.

10 July 2020

10 July 2020

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced today (10 July) that a temporary increase in the nil rate band for LBTT residential property transactions from £145,000 to £250,000 will be introduced with effect from next Wednesday (15 July) and remain in place until 31 March 2021.

The revised rates and bands will only apply to transactions with an effective date on or after 15 July 2020.

Rates for the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and non-residential LBTT remain unchanged.

9 July 2020

9 July 2020

The Scottish Government today announced that the nil rate band for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) for residential property transactions will be temporarily increased from £145,000 to £250,000.

The change will be introduced as soon as possible - time is required for Scottish Government to prepare legislation and Revenue Scotland to enable the policy change. Once introduced, the change will remain in place until 31 March 2021.

Rates for the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and non-residential LBTT remain unchanged.

26 June 2020

Revenue Scotland is pleased to announce a phased reopening of our telephone Support Desk. From Wednesday 1 July, our main telephone enquiry line will reopen for service, operating revised midweek hours, with experienced Revenue Scotland staff taking calls and providing support whilst working remotely. 

22 June 2020

Revenue Scotland has introduced new functionality to the Scottish Electronic Tax System (SETS) system that allows Taxpayers to claim repayment of Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) now entirely online.

Taxpayers would previously submit a claim for repayment of ADS using a paper form and posting to Revenue Scotland. Enhancements now introduced to the online tax collection system mean Taxpayers can submit claims electronically.

What is ADS?

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28 January 2016