You or your representative need to lodge the agreement for sale and transfer instrument with the SRO. You can submit a copy of the agreement but the transfer instrument must be the original instrument and must be signed and dated.
What if I don’t have any documents to lodge?
If there is no written agreement for sale or transfer instrument, the following must be provided:
How do I request a reassessment or refund?
A failed instrument is an instrument that fails in its intended operation and becomes useless.
An Application for a Reassessment of duty in respect of a failed instrument must be made within 3 years after the initial assessment (or 3 years after the payment of duty pursuant to a special arrangement for the lodging of returns and payment of tax under Part 6 of the Taxation Administration Act 1997) or 12 months after the instrument has failed, whichever is the later.
The instrument in respect of which the application is made must be produced to the Commissioner of State Revenue (the “Commissioner”) unless the Commissioner dispenses with its production.
Failed instruments will be retained by the Commissioner for three months before being destroyed.
You can apply for a refund if you have cancelled (rescinded or annulled) an agreement for sale or if you have overpaid duty.
To apply for a refund of duty, contact the State Revenue Office by e-mail and include:
Refunds on cancelled agreements are only available if the agreement was entered into on or before 30 June 2009 and duty has been paid on the agreement.