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Stamp Duty Land Tax

Question for Treasury

UIN 143215, tabled on 11 May 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of Stamp Duty Land Tax repayments claimed were repaid within the 15 days target in the last financial year; and what the total sum outstanding beyond 15 days at the end of the previous fiscal year was.

Answered on

21 May 2018

In the 2017-18 financial year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 46,781 SDLT repayment claims, of which 4,668 were dealt with within 15 working days. At 2017-18 year end there were 2,550 SDLT repayment claims on hand that were outside 15 working days.

A recovery plan has been implemented and the age profile and on hand volumes are now greatly reduced. Approximately 80% of Higher Rate Additional Dwellings repayments claims are now being dealt with within 15 working days, and HMRC expect the position to continue to improve.

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