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New homeowners warned over tax refund claims

New homeowners are being warned about cold calls from rogue tax repayment agents advising them to make speculative stamp duty land tax (SDLT) refund claims, which could leave them with large tax bills.


The warning comes after a recent spate of stamp duty refund claims to HMRC failed to meet very specific criteria.


The agents have been known to call new property owners after finding them through Land Registry records and property search websites, promising money back on ‘unknowingly overpaid’ stamp duty.

Further details can be found in the HMRC press release (30 May 2022).


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