Using CPF funds to pay Stamp Duty (including ABSD) is subject to the terms and conditions under the Private Properties and Public Housing Schemes.
To find out if you can use your CPF to pay Stamp Duty, please consult your lawyer.
How to pay Stamp Duty by internet transfer?
At the e-Stamping portal, generate a payment slip and quote the 14-digit Payment Slip Number (without the spaces) under My initials/Name field.
Note: For DBS/ POSB account holders, please omit the first-two digits of the Payment Slip Number (without spaces). I.e. 01901234567890, to enter 901234567890.
Please provide the correct information to avoid delay in the processing and posting of the payment.
Each fund transfer can only be for one payment slip. Do not make a lump-sum payment for multiple payment slips.
IRAS’s Bank account details are as follows:
Commissioner of Inland Revenue or IRAS
DBS Current Account
Your payment via fund transfer will be posted to the respective Document Reference Number within two working days. Once the payment is cleared, a notification to download the Stamp Certificate will be sent to your email address.
How to pay Stamp Duty by Cheque or Cashier’s Order
Pay with cheque or cashier’s order from any bank in Singapore.
Print the payment slip from the e-Stamping Portal. Please attach this with your cheque payment and write the 14-digit payment slip number on the reverse side of your cheque or cashier’s order, made payable to “Commissioner of Stamp Duties”. Mail it with the payment slip to the address stated on the payment slip.
Please take note of the following:
The cheque or cashier’s order should be in Singapore Dollars
The cheque or cashier’s order should not be post-dated
The cheque or cashier’s order should reach us before the due date to avoid late payment penalties
Please allow up to 5 working days for the cheque or cashier’s order to be cleared.
Once your cheque or cashier’s order is cleared, a notification to download the Stamp Certificate will be sent to your e-Stamping account (for SingPass/ CorpPass users) or to your email address provided during e-stamping.
You will be notified once your GIRO facility with e-Stamping is activated.
Payment will be deducted electronically through Interbank GIRO, except for the following dutiable documents:
Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property
Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property (Seller’s Stamp Duty)
Transfer of Immovable Property by Way of Gift
If Stamp Duty amount is $5,000 or more
Lease / Tenancy of Immovable Property
Assignment of Lease Between Owners
Novation / Assignment of Lease Between Tenants
Variation of Lease
Surrender of Lease
For the documents listed above, you can choose to pay using any of the payment methods listed in the table above.
I have transfer my money to my lawyer’s conveyancing account, how do I instruct them to pay the stamp duty on my behalf?
From 1 Jan 2012, if Stamp Duty amount is deposited into the lawyer’s Conveyancing Account, the lawyer can give instructions to his bank to make payment to “Commissioner of Stamp Duties” electronically via SLA’s Electronic Payment Instructions (ePI) system. The lawyer’s appointed bank may levy a fee for providing this service.
Upon the receipt of payment, IRAS will send a notification to the lawyer’s e-Stamping inbox within 3 working days to download the Stamp Certificate.
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