How to Check

How to check and reclaim overpaid stamp duty

HMRC states buyers have 12 months from the filing date to amend any returns, including if a change means you’ve paid too much tax.

After 12 months, mistakes can’t usually be corrected but the deadline for claiming back overpaid tax is four years from the effective date of the transaction. This means it’s possible to claim back overpaid SDLT from as far back as December 2013.

The first thing to do is to find out how much SDLT you paid – you can contact your solicitor to find out the amount if you don’t know it already..

You’ll need to include a copy of the original SDLT return with your claim along with the following:

  • An explanation of why you think you overpaid
  • State which parts of the SDLT are wrong
  • Give revised figures and confirm the amount of refund due
  • Confirm who should be repaid (you’ll need to give permission for the money to be paid to someone else).

Our Specialist team offers a NO WIN NO FEE retrospective stamp duty land tax (SDLT) refund claims.

Our service is completely NO WIN NO FEE. We charge absolutely nothing unless we are successful with the claim.

If we do succeed we charge 20% of the amount we’ve successfully reclaimed for you. It’s a win win for you and completely risk free. Simply get in touch with some very brief details of the property you have bought, the purchase price and the amount of SDLT you have paid. Or make an appointment here and one of our specialists will call you back


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