Stamp duty is a tax imposed by certain states on documents or transactions that affect or record:
- the transfer of the ownership of assets (eg land, cars), or
- the creation of rights in respect of assets (eg certain leases and the creation of a trust).
With the authority from the State Revenue Office of Victoria to stamp deeds in-house, Castle provides a complimentary stamping service. The service is free for deeds provided by us. Read more.
Interstate deeds incur a handling fee to cover our costs in sending the deeds interstate and arranging for their return by courier. The cost is $55 for New South Wales, and $77 for the Northern Territory.
Each state handles stamp duty differently. See the table below for details.
Discretionary & Unit Trusts Duty payable on original
Must Be Stamped Within
|New South Wales||$500($10 per counterpart)||No||90 days from date of deed|
|Northern Territory||$20($5 per counterpart)||$20||60 days from date of deed|
|Victoria||$200($0 per counterpart)||No||30 days from date of deed|
Please call us on 03 9899 9300 if you would have any further questions regarding stamp duty.