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    • AndyJJ1979
    • By AndyJJ1979 20th Apr 17, 9:01 AM
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    Overpaying Stamp Duty
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    Overpaying Stamp Duty 20th Apr 17 at 9:01 AM
    I received a letter from Tax Accountants saying I had overpaid stamp duty on the house I bought (with my wife and mother) in August 2016 and wanted to know if it was legitimate! We bought the house for £745,000 and paid stamp duty of £27,250. The letter claims we can get a refund of £10,000 as we should have only paid £17,250, as long as we have not "materially altered" the property since we purchased it (we haven't). The company are so confident they are offering £1000 up front and if they receive the refund they will take 25%+VAT.

    Does anyone know whether this is true or if its a con?
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 20th Apr 17, 9:15 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:15 AM
    I received a letter from Tax Accountants saying I had overpaid stamp duty on the house I bought (with my wife and mother) in August 2016 and wanted to know if it was legitimate! We bought the house for £745,000 and paid stamp duty of £27,250. The letter claims we can get a refund of £10,000 as we should have only paid £17,250, as long as we have not "materially altered" the property since we purchased it (we haven't). The company are so confident they are offering £1000 up front and if they receive the refund they will take 25%+VAT.

    Does anyone know whether this is true or if its a con?
    Originally posted by AndyJJ1979
    It's a con. These are tax evasion schemes and are likely to bite you firmly on the bum!
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 20th Apr 17, 9:28 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:28 AM
    You know what they say about things sounding too good to be true...?

    Sorry OP, it's a scam.
    • Victor the Gink
    • By Victor the Gink 20th Apr 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:30 AM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5439746
    • AndyJJ1979
    • By AndyJJ1979 20th Apr 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:38 AM
    Thanks all! Needless to say that the letter is only going in one place...the bin.
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