Learning the basics

  • Stamp Duty is a tax on dutiable documents relating to immovable properties in Singapore and stocks and shares.

  • The party who is liable to pay Stamp Duty is usually stated in the agreements. When the terms of the document do not state who is liable to pay Stamp Duty, 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, visit the e-StampingPortal.

  • 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.