RevNet Frequently Asked Questions

Stamp Duty Queries

What is the difference between Self Determination and Opinion?

Self determination – suitable for practitioners that process more than 10 stamp duty related documents per year and provides users with the ability to:

  • calculate and pay South Australian Stamp Duty on documents;
  • calculate and pay Lands Titles Office fees, General Registry Office fees and new Certificate of Title fees on documents;
  • stamp documents;
  • determine the stamp duty on a document without committing the document for stamping by using the Duty Calculator.

For a list of approved RevNet documents that can be stamped as a self determination client please refer to the RevNet Approved Documents list.

Opinions - documents that require the opinion of the Commissioner of State Taxation. The calculation is performed by a Taxation Officer at RevenueSA, however the document can still be paid and stamped via RevNet. Opinions functionality provides users with the ability to:

  • submit copies of opinion documents to RevenueSA for assessment;
  • have requisition and notice of assessment notifications emailed to a nominated email address;
  • view requisitions online and respond to requisitions via email;
  • view assessed bundles lodged with RevenueSA; and
  • stamp and pay documents via RevNet.

NB: Lands Titles Office fees cannot be paid with Opinion documents.

See the Stamp Duty Document Guide (Opinions) for more information.

How do I apply for Stamp Duty (Self Determination and Opinions)?

An application form needs to be filled out for each option, RevenueSA recommends an Opinion application is submitted at the same time if applying for Self Determination.

Stamp Duty – Self Determination
Stamp Duty - Opinions

How does the document get stamped?

RevNet provides two stamping options:

  • self-inking rubber stamp; or
  • electronic slip printer.

RevenueSA provides one self-inking rubber stamp free of charge to all approved clients. Additional stamps are available and must be ordered through RevenueSA. A fee applies for each additional stamp purchased. To apply for additional stamps, complete the Additional Stamp Request Form and forward it to RevenueSA.

An electronic slip printer can be used for stamping documents in RevNet. The purchase, installation and maintenance of the slip printer is your responsibility. We will provide you with the appropriate files via RevNet for downloading onto the appropriate PC to enable the slip printer to operate with RevNet.

If you wish to use an electronic slip printer for stamping documents in RevNet, then the details about the slip printer are below:

Model: Epson Slip Printer - Model TM-U295 –S.
Model: Epson Slip Printer - Model TM-U295-C.

A slip printer can be purchased from Reculver Technology or reputable printer suppliers. Cost is approximately $930.00. Please confirm cost with the supplier at time of ordering your printer.

I have misplaced my rubber stamp, what do I need to do?

If a self-inking rubber stamp is lost or misplaced, you must notify RevenueSA immediately, in writing. You also need to complete an Additional Stamp Request form to apply for replacement stamps and forward this to RevenueSA, together with a cheque covering the cost of the replacement stamps.

Cost of additional self-inking rubber stamp fee is $24.95 each (inc GST).


*Please note prices may change, however RevNet users will be notified in advance.

I would like additional rubber stamps, what do I need to do?

RevenueSA provides one self-inking rubber stamp free of charge to all approved clients. Additional stamps are available and must be ordered through RevenueSA. A fee applies for each additional stamp purchased. To apply for additional stamps, complete the Additional Stamp Request Form and forward it to RevenueSA.

Cost of additional self-inking rubber stamp fee is $24.95 each (inc GST).

*Please note prices may change, however RevNet users will be notified in advance.

When is a document considered stamped?

Self Determination - when the RevNet ID has been assigned. The RevNet ID is assigned after you have accepted the stamp duty calculation ie. this is done by clicking on the 'Accept' button on the Calculation Confirmation screen.

Opinions – documents are paid and stamped at the same time. This is done by clicking on the "Pay/Stamp" button, accepting the calculations on the Calculation Confirmation screen.

How do I cancel a stamp?

Self Determination:

  • if a batch has not been submitted, the option to void a document is available in the "Review Batch" screen.
  • if a batch has been submitted, a batch can be restarted by RevenueSA if we are notified the same day. Once a batch is re-started, the document can be voided and the batch will need to be re-submitted.
  • if a document has been registered at the Lands Titles Office, you will need to retrieve the document and bring it into RevenueSA, we will cancel the stamp for you. If the document is not a registered document, bring the document into RevenueSA and we will cancel the stamp and keep the document. If a refund is required as a result of cancelling a stamp, a Refund of Stamp Duty Application form needs to be completed.

Opinion:

  • there is no functionality to 'void' these documents once the document has been stamped.
  • you need to apply for a refund by completing a Refund of Stamp Duty Application form.
  • if it is within the same day, contact RevenueSA by email at revnet@sa.gov.au or on (08) 8204 9880 during business hours (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm).

How and when are documents paid for?

As part of application process, bank account details are required to be provided to RevenueSA as part of the agreement. The only payment method available via RevNet is by debiting clients account. Payments can only be initiated and authorised by an approved user of the organisation.

Self Determination – bank accounts are debited the following business day after a batch has been submitted.

Opinion - bank accounts are debited the following business day after a bundle has been submitted.

Are there any limits to the dutiable value of the document that can be stamped via RevNet?

No, a document can be stamped via RevNet regardless of the dutiable value of the document. However, RevenueSA staff have the ability to monitor transactions processed using RevNet and can select any document for auditing purposes.

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