Learning the basics

  • Stamp Duty is a tax on dutiable documents relating to any immovable property ("property") in Singapore and any stock or shares.
  • Check the terms of the document (e.g. tenancy agreement) to determine who is contractually required to pay the Stamp Duty. When the terms do not state who is liable, the party to pay Stamp Duty will follow that as specified in the Third Schedule of the Stamp Duties Act.
  • e-Stamping gives users the convenience of stamping documents at home, in office or at Service Bureaus.
  • Stamp Certificate will be issued once the payment for Stamp Duty is successful. To check the authenticity of a Stamp Certificate, log in to the e-Stamping Portal.

  • The Minister for Finance, in Budget 2011, announced the removal of most fixed and nominal duties (i.e. $2 or $10) for documents executed on or after 19 Feb 2011 to reduce the compliance costs of taxpayers.