Property tax advisors, stamp duty refund experts
Founded in 2006 to provide specialised property tax advice to property buyers in the United Kingdom, Cornerstone has grown to become the leading authority on Stamp Duty Land Tax.
As one of the most complex and least understood taxes on the U.K. statute books, SDLT has been causing – and continues to cause – major headaches for law firms up and down the country. Whether it’s adapting to the latest amendment – as in the previous 18 months with the Chancellor’s ‘Holiday’ for the tax, or interpreting the interaction of various rules, exemptions and reliefs, more work is generated for conveyancing departments by SDLT-related matters and issues than almost any other aspect of land transactions.
With thousands of claims being made against firms for missed Multiple Dwellings Reliefs, Professional Indemnity Premiums set to shoot up by up to 30% across the board and increasing pressure on firms to provide detailed audits of their SDLT calculations, it’s only set to get harder.
Though we started out advising clients, the scale of the issues surrounding SDLT for the property profession has seen us expand our focus. With a team consisting of Tax Advisers, Accountants, Solicitors and Financial Advisers, we aim to provide the very best, most comprehensive assistance available to lawyers for SDLT. That includes:
- Detailed advice on all types of live transaction, from residential purchases to corporate acquisitions.
- Certified calculations on any size of transaction, taking the responsibility of getting the SDLT figure right away from your firm.
- Full file audits on historical cases, ensuring you can find any potential issues in your client bank proactively, and offer them a solution before they come to you with a complaint.
With over 15 years of experience in providing the very best advice to clients, and an ‘Excellent’ five star rating on Trustpilot, the real question should be – can you afford not to give us a call?
Cornerstone Tax. Property Tax, Properly Done.