3% surcharge on Scottish Land & Building Transaction Tax for second homes & buy-to-let

John Swinney announces move to match Chancellor George Osbourne

Scottish Saltire
In yesterday’s Budget, John Swinney, finance minister for Scotland, matched the move made by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement and introduced a 3% surcharge on Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT, Scotland’s equivalent to stamp duty) for purchases of second homes and buy-to-let property.

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