This Order makes transitional provisions in respect of the introduction of land and buildings transaction tax as imposed by the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013.
Implements: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Act 2013 (2013 asp 11). (2013-07-31)
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