Stamp duty is a charge on certain documents and transactions. Stamp duty is charged at either a flat rate or an ad valorem rate (based on the value of the transaction) depending on the particular document or transaction.
Calculators are available to assist you in estimating the amount of stamp duty payable. There is also a Stamp Duty Glossary of Terms which may help you to understand some of the terms used.
Registered RevenueSA Online users can self-determine numerous documents on RevenueSA Online, as well as submit documents to the Commissioner of State Taxation for assessment.
RevenueSA Online is an internet based system allowing registered users to:
- self-determine stamp duty
- lodge documents or transactions to the Commissioner of State Taxation for stamp duty assessment
- respond to requisitions (requests for information)
- generate a Certificate of Stamp Duty; and
- pay stamp duty.
A list of the documents that can be self-determined on RevenueSA Online and more detailed information on the various document types is available in the Stamp Duty Document Guide (Self-Determined).
Some document/transactions types must be submitted to the Commissioner of State Taxation for an assessment of stamp duty. These documents can be submitted on RevenueSA Online, along with supporting documentation as described in the Stamp Duty Document Guide Assessment by the Commissioner (Opinions).
With a RevenueSA Online lodgement, an Application for Stamp Duty Assessment form is not required. Just complete the ‘Notes’ field in RevenueSA Online with your submission or include your submission as an attachment.
Notice of Requisition (a request for information) and Notice of Assessment, for documents submitted to the Commissioner of State Taxation for assessment, will be issued by email to your nominated email address.
Some document types require Commonwealth Reporting data to be completed. More details regarding Commonwealth Reporting can be found on the Commonwealth Reporting page including a list of which documents require Commonwealth data.
If you are not a registered RevenueSA Online user, documents can be submitted, along with a completed Application for Stamp Duty Assessment form (PDF 220KB) via:
GPO Box 1353
ADELAIDE SA 5001
RevenueSA Secure Lodgement Box
Customer Services Area
Ground Floor, 101 Grenfell Street
between the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays).
As manual lodgements take longer to process, to ensure there is no delay in assessing your document, please allow sufficient time for processing. Due to the varying nature of transactions to be assessed, times for processing can also vary. We recommend you allow 10 business days to avoid any inconvenience. If you have concerns over the time frame for a particular transaction, please contact our stamp duty team.
To ensure your transaction can be processed please include either a transfer form, signed by both parties, or if only one party has signed the transfer, a copy of a fully executed contract (which has no outstanding pre-conditions) signed by all parties plus the transfer form.
From 1 July 2019, both vendor and purchaser details are legally required for all Commonwealth reportable transactions and must be provided along with the document for assessment. To facilitate this, you are required to provide the following details for all parties to the transaction:
Additional information required for non-Australian Nationality
More details regarding Commonwealth Reporting can be found on the Commonwealth Reporting page including a list of documents which require Commonwealth data.
If you need to meet with a RevenueSA officer please arrange an appointment with us prior to visiting our office. You can contact our stamp duty team.
What documents/transactions are no longer subject to stamp duty?
Stamp duty is no longer charged on the following documents/transactions:
Stamp duty in South Australia is administered under the following legislation:
- Stamp Duties Act 1923
- Stamp Duties Regulations 2013
- Taxation Administration Act 1996
Further information is available via the links below:
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