How to Pay Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty can be paid by cash, cheque, cashier's order, NETS/Cashcard, eNETS or GIRO. There is no instalment payment for Stamp Duty. It must be paid in full.

General Public (Non-Registered Users of e-Stamping)

 Mode of Payment    Available At Immediate Printing of Stamp Certificate   
 IRAS Surf Centre Service Bureaus1 
 eNETS Yes No Yes 
 NETS Yes Yes Yes 
 Cashcard Yes No Yes 
 Cheque No Yes No 
 Cashier's order No Yes Yes 

1For the location and operating hours of the Service Bureaus, please refer to Where to e-Stamp Documents.

Pay via eNETS if you have an existing Internet banking account with DBS/POSB, UOB, OCBC, Citibank or Standard Chartered Bank.

For eNETS and NETS payment, there is a daily payment limit of $2,000, unless otherwise specified by your bank. If your payment exceeds the daily payment limit, please print the payment slip from the e-Stamping website and pay by cheque or cashier's order.

If the Stamp Duty Payment Exceeds the Bank's Limit

  1. Generate a payment slip from the e-Stamping website and pay either by cheque or cashier's order
  2. You will find a Document Reference Number on the payment slip. Write this number on the reverse side of your cheque or cashier's order
  3. Mail the cheque or cashier's order and the payment slip to the address stated on the payment slip
  4. You can also deposit the cheque or cashier's order and the payment slip in the Cheque Deposit Box (Stamp Duty) outside the Taxpayer Service Centre at IRAS
  5. Please allow up to 5 working days for the cheque or cashier's order to be cleared
  6. Once your cheque or cashier's order is cleared, a notification to print the Stamp Certificate will be sent to your email address provided.  If you did not provide an email address, the Stamp Certificate will be mailed to you
  7. You may also retrieve your Stamp Certificate at the e-Stamping website by following the step-by-step guide below:
 Information Required Steps

1. Mode of Payment, select from the drop-down list, and

2. Merchant Reference Code / Transaction ID / Payment Slip Number, and

3. Document Reference Number
 

Go to  e-Stamping website
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Click < Trace Transaction >

 

Pay with cheque or cashier's order from any bank in Singapore.

Print the payment slip from the e-Stamping website. Please attach this with your cheque payment and write the Document Reference Number on the reverse side of your cheque or cashier's order, made payable to "Commissioner of Stamp Duties".

Please take note of the following:

  1. The cheque or cashier's order should be in Singapore Dollars
  2. The cheque or cashier's order should not be post-dated
  3. The cheque or cashier's order should reach us before the due date to avoid late payment penalties

Please allow up to 5 working days for the cheque or cashier's order to be cleared.

Once your cheque or cashier's order is cleared, a notification to print the Stamp Certificate will be sent to your email address provided. If you did not provide an email address, the Stamp Certificate will be mailed to you.

Registered Users of e-Stamping

Payment will be deducted electronically through Interbank GIRO, except for the e-Stamping modules listed below:

S/Ne-Stamping Module
1Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property (Ad Valorem)
2Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property (Ad Valorem Seller's Stamp Duty)
3Transfer of Immovable Property by Way of Gift
4Other Transfer
5Transfer to / from Trustee
If Stamp Duty amount is $5,000 or more
6Lease / Tenancy of Immovable Property (Ad Valorem)
7Assignment of Lease Between Owners
8Novation / Assignment of Lease Between Tenants
9Variation of Lease
10Surrender of Lease

For the documents listed above, a payment slip will be generated for Stamp Duty payment and you can choose to pay using any of the payment methods listed below.

From 1 Jan 2012, if Stamp Duty amount is deposited into the lawyer's Conveyancing Account, the lawyer can give instructions to his bank to make payment to "Commissioner of Stamp Duties" electronically via SLA's Electronic Payment Instructions (ePI) system. The lawyer's appointed bank may levy a fee for providing this service.

Upon the receipt of payment, IRAS will send a notification to the lawyer's e-Stamping inbox within 3 working days to print the Stamp Certificate.

Issue a cheque or cashier's order payable to the "Commissioner of Stamp Duties". The Document Reference Number on the payment slip should be written on the reverse side of your cheque or cashier's order. Mail it with the payment slip to the address stated on the payment slip.

Pay at one of the Service Bureaus operated by SingPost. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, cashier's order or NETS. Do not forget to bring your payment slip.

For the locations and operating hours of the Service Bureaus, please refer to Where to e-Stamp Documents.

Using CPF funds to pay Stamp Duty (including ABSD) is subject to the terms and conditions under the Private Properties and Public Housing Schemes.

To find out if you can use your CPF to pay Stamp Duty, please visit the CPF website or call CPF at 1800 227 1188 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.).

Fees for e-Stamping

MethodDescriptionFees
e-StampingSelf-helpNo charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Bureaus    

Full-fledged service which includes:
  • data entry of the details in your requisition form
  • processing your payment
  • printing of the Stamp Certificate
  • arranging for collection of the Stamp Certificate

 

 

 

$25

Partial service includes:
  • processing your payment
  • printing of the Stamp Certificate
  • arranging for collection of the Stamp Certificate

 

 

$5

IRAS Surf CentreSelf-help at the e-TerminalsNo charge

 

 

 

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