What is a Stamp Certificate? its a Certificate given to you once you have paid IRAS the stamp duties.

Its IRAS’s proof that you have paid stamp duties.

IRAS does not provide receipt for stamp duty payments, instead they issue you a certificate.

Click  on the following to find out more.

When to Pay Stamp Duty

You are required to stamp a document before you sign it. If you sign a document, you are required to stamp it within the following time frame without incurring penalty.

How do I Retrieve My Stamp Certificate

Retrieving your Stamp Certificate is simple; login to e-Stamping portal to access the following modes.

How to Pay Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty can be paid using FAST (for DBS/ POSB accounts), AXS, eNETS, GIRO etc.

There is no instalment payment for Stamp Duty; it must be paid in full.

You lawyer will also collect the Stamp duty payment and forward to IRAS on your behalf.

Payment Options

FAST via DBS/ POSB Account New!
  • For Buyer’s Stamp Duty,  Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty/ Seller’s Stamp Duty
  • Must have a DBS/ POSB personal bank account (i.e. non-corporate account)
  • Payment limit of $200,000
  • Stamp certificate available immediately
  • Click here for payment instructions
  • Click here for FAQs on FAST payment
AXS (Nets only) New!
  • Payment limit of $3,000 or your debit card’s daily payment limit, whichever is lower
  • Stamp certificate available immediately
  • Click here for payment instructions
  • Click here for FAQs on AXS payment
  • Must have an existing internet banking account with DBS/POSB, UOB, OCBC, Citibank or Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Subject to your internet banking daily payment limit
  • Stamp certificate available immediately
Internet Banking Fund Transfer1
  • See instructions below1
  • Stamp certificate available 2 working days after payment
Cheque / Cashier’s Order2
  • See instructions below2
  • Stamp certificate available 5 working days after payment
  • Only for CorpPass/ SingPass users3
Conveyancing Account4
  • Only for law firms4
  • Download payment slip from e-stamping portal
  • Only available at SingPost service bureaus*
  • Fees applicable

(Handled by law firms)

  • See instructions below5
  • Only for Buyer’s Stamp Duty/ Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty
  • Subject to CPF’s regulations

*For the location and operating hours of the Service Bureaus, please refer to Where to e-Stamp Documents.

How to pay Stamp Duty by CPF?

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:

Payee: Commissioner of Inland Revenue or IRAS
Account Type: DBS Current Account
Account No.: 0010468600

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:

  1. The cheque or cashier’s order should be in Singapore Dollars
  2. The cheque or cashier’s order should not be post-dated
  3. 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.

How to pay Stamp Duty by Giro

To pay by GIRO, you must have a dedicated e-Stamping GIRO account. Please mail the completed GIRO Application Form for Stamp Duty to:

Commissioner of Stamp Duties

55 Newton Road

Revenue House

Singapore 307987

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:

S/N Document
 1 Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property
 2 Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property (Seller’s Stamp Duty)
 3 Transfer of Immovable Property by Way of Gift
If Stamp Duty amount is $5,000 or more
 4 Lease / Tenancy of Immovable Property
 5 Assignment of Lease Between Owners
 6 Novation / Assignment of Lease Between Tenants
 7 Variation of Lease
 8 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.