Mixed-use home-owners should ‘expect greater scrutiny from HMRC in all SDLT claims’, warns accountant

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A pudding entrepreneur has landed a significant Stamp Duty bill after a 'misguided' attempt at a refund based on mixed-use rather than residential rates for a country home. It's 'a sticky mess', says accountancy firm Hillier Hopkins, that should serve as a warning to other landed home-owners tempted by the 'aggressive claims' 0f some tax refund agents.

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Natasha Heron

Tax Manager at Hillier Hopkins

Natasha is a member of the ICAEW as a qualified auditor and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, specialising in indirect taxes. Natasha has developed a specialism as an adviser on the Stamp Duty Land Tax implications of property transactions.

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