Important news and announcements.

24 January 2020

24 January 2020

The City of Edinburgh has accounted for between 30 and 33 percent of residential Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) excluding Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) declared due in Scotland every year since collection of the fully devolved tax began.

Since April 2015, the Scottish capital has seen LBTT (excluding ADS) declared due from residential sales at more than three times that of other local authorities, with no other region accounting for more than 9 percent in any one year.

2 October 2019

2 October 2019

Scotland’s tax authority raised revenue of £706m in Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) in 2018-19, bringing the total since 2015 to over £2.5bn.

And Revenue Scotland’s continued focus on compliance raised an additional £1.03m over the 12-month reporting period.

The figures were revealed in the tax authority’s 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts which were published today (Wednesday 2 October).

29 August 2019

Revenue Scotland’s Chief Executive, Elaine Lorimer, has won ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2019 held in Glasgow on 28 August 2019.

Ms Lorimer, who has led the Scottish tax authority for three years, has 20 years of experience working at senior management and board level in the civil service in London and local government in Scotland. She is also a qualified lawyer and public finance accountant and previously served as the Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales, a statutory body charged with promoting law reform.

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 :


Last updated: 
28 January 2016