A quick and easy way to calculate the cost of Stamp Duty when purchasing shares. The figures provided by this calculator are for illustrative purposes only. If you buy stocks and shares for £1,000 or less you don't normally have to pay any Stamp Duty. You also don't have to tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about the transaction.
Complete the information required and click the 'Calculate’ button.
Number of shares purchased:
Price per share paid -
(insert numeric format - e.g. 5.26):
if you already know it, enter the total price for all your
Calculations based upon the current understanding of HMRC practices and the values shown are dependent upon individual circumstances.
If you buy stocks and shares for more than £1,000 you have to pay Stamp Duty. The amount of Stamp Duty you pay is based on the 'consideration' you give for the stocks or shares. The consideration can be: cash; other stocks and shares; debt, which is usually related to the loan stock. You pay Stamp Duty at the rate of 0.5 per cent of the value of the consideration, rounded up to the nearest £5, on each document to be stamped.
Results are for your general information and use only and are not intended to address your particular requirements. Results should not be relied upon in their entirety and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute, advice. Although endeavours have been made to provide accurate results and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No individual or company should act upon such information without receiving appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of their particular situation. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of using this calculator. Thresholds, percentage rates and tax legislation may change in subsequent finance acts. Levels and bases of and reliefs from taxation are subject to change and their value depends on the individual circumstances of the investor. The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invested.
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