The stamp duty relief announced in Finance Act 2017 has commenced.
The relief applies for the sale and purchase of agricultural property for farm consolidations that take place during the 24 month period between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2020.
The land must be used for farming for a five year period and the land must be held for this five year period.
Certain conditions must be satisfied to claim the relief.
The relief applies so that stamp duty is only payable on the excess of the purchase price over the sale price.
Stamp duty applies at the rate of 1% on the excess.
The deed of transfer or conveyance must contain a certificate of entitlement to the relief.
In addition a farm consolidation certificate must be obtained from Teagasc.
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