What is duty?
Duty (previously known as "stamp duty") is a form of taxation charged by the State Government, under the Duties Act 2001, when someone acquires an interest in property, usually by buying a property.
The type of property and the way it is acquired can impact the way that duty is assessed.
Property types subject to duty include, but are not limited to:
Duty must normally be paid by the purchaser/transferee within three months of the transfer of the property.
Multiple purchases (aggregation) - where there is a series of, or multiple, transactions by the same transferee or transferee(s) who are associated persons within 12 months, these transactions may be grouped together, or aggregated, for the purposes of calculating duty.
Further information is available on:
Duty on goodwill and other non-real business assets was abolished on 1 July 2008.
Calculation of duty on transactions after this date will exclude the value of non-dutiable items.
Mortgage Duty was abolished from 1 July 2007.
Tasmanian Revenue Online
Registered users can calculate the duty payable on some types of dutiable transactions and pay duty online through Tasmanian Revenue Online.