The UK may be leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019.
EU exit (also known as Brexit) may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland.
This may include changes to some taxes, especially those paid by businesses who carry out cross-border trade.
EU exit has not happened, and many of the details are not yet known or are regularly changing. This page gives the most up-to-date information, but it will be added to and changed over time, so please keep checking back for updates.
Local and devolved taxes
There are three types of taxes in Scotland – local taxes, devolved taxes and reserved taxes.
The taxes managed and collected by local authorities are:
- council tax
- non-domestic rates
Devolved taxes are managed by the Scottish Government. These include:
- Scottish Income Tax (rates and bands only)
- Land and Buildings Transaction Tax
- Scottish Landfill Tax
It's unlikely that local or devolved taxes will directly be affected by EU exit.
Reserved taxes are managed by the UK Government. These include:
- National Insurance
- Corporation Tax
Reserved taxes (especially VAT) may change after EU exit. This may impact UK citizens and businesses.
The details of this will depend on what happens during the EU exit process, but the Scottish Government is monitoring progress and will provide updates here.
More details on tax after EU exit will be added to this page as new information is available.
Meanwhile, there are a number of other sites you can check for updates:
- PrepareforBrexit.scot - gives information to business owners to help prepare for EU exit, including tax information
- HM Revenue & Customs
The content on this site is correct as of today's date and is based on the information available at this time. Regular updates will be made as the EU Exit process develops. In the event of a 'no deal', additional advice and information will be given on this site. Please continue to check back for updates.