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Property and land tax

Calculating and administrating property and land taxes is a specialist area that requires expertise and up-to-date knowledge. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to tax news, background information and key documentation.

What's on this page?

  • Enquiry service
  • Articles and books from the Library
  • Useful links: ICAEW, HMRC and other resources

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Featured eBook

VAT and property: guidance on the application of VAT to UK property transactions and the property sector 
Ann Humphrey (Spiramus, 2015)
This book aims to give readers an understanding of the VAT framework for many of the common property transactions, as well as explaining how to deal with some of the problems that can arise.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to read this eBook.

Featured article

Host country, United Kingdom: inbound investment in real estate
Tax Management International Forum, June 2014, pp.92-94.
Discusses tax issues relevant to foreign investors in UK property, including measures that have been brought in to combat tax avoidance by overseas property investors. 

To request a copy of this article please contact the Library.

Enquiry service

The enquiry team at the ICAEW Library & Information Service can help if you need to track down a specific piece of information, a publication or a tax case. We can also help with longer research enquiries. We have access to a wide range of print and online resources, including specialist tax databases.

The enquiry service is available to all ICAEW members and ACA students - simply contact us and we will respond within 24 hours. Contact us by phone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by fax on +44 (0)20 7920 8621 or by email at library@icaew.com.

Articles and books

Our collection includes key tax annuals, recent articles on developments in property and land taxation and other books on this area.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

Find more articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links


Tax Faculty
The faculty is the voice of ICAEW on tax. It offers technical publications and newsletters, guidance notes, thought leadership, events and seminars and supports an online community of tax professionals.

Tax news: Stamp taxes
The latest news items and alerts from the Tax Faculty.


Stamp Duty
Guidance from HMRC, including information on shares, land transfers, reliefs and exemptions.

Stamp Duty Land Tax
Guidance from HMRC, including information on calculating SDLT, reliefs, exemptions and tax returns.

Stamp Duty Land Tax Manual
Detailed information on dealing with land tax.

SDLT rates tables - quick reference
Current tax rates and links to stamp duty rates prior to 25 March 2010.

Technical guidance
Technical information on stamp taxes transactions.

Property Income Manual
Detailed information on property income taxation.

Other resources

Land Registry
Government department responsible for registering titles to land in England and Wales. Information includes a guide to Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Money, tax and benefits: Tax on property and rental income
Consumer guide from Directgov with information on buying and selling property, expenses and allowances and lettings.

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