Stamp duty: buying or selling a home

Stamp duty is a general purpose tax imposed on certain transactions.

You will need to pay stamp duty when you acquire:

  • a home
  • land
  • business property.

Some leases may also attract duty if you are paying a premium as well as, or instead of, periodic rent.

The rate of stamp duty varies according to the value of transaction involved.

Stamp duty is generally payable within 60 days of entering into the transaction or at settlement, whichever is earlier.

Depending on the nature of the transaction, some exemptions or concessions may apply.

You can estimate how much stamp duty you have to pay by using the land or property transfer stamp duty calculator.

Last updated: 10 May 2018

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