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SDRT ‘deep in the money’ consultation

HMRC is consulting until 3 February 2016 on draft legislation for Finance Bill 2016 which seeks to counter avoidance arising on the transfer of shares using ‘deep in the money’ options (DITMOs) by charging the 1.5% higher rate of stamp duty or SDRT on the higher of the market value or the option strike price at the relevant date. See

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