Lodging Documents for Duty Assessment

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.

Documents can either be lodged in person at Ground floor, Salamanca Building Parliament Square, 4 Salamanca Place, Hobart or mailed to:

GPO Box 1374
Hobart TAS 7001

Alternatively, your representative may lodge and pay duty on your transaction via Tasmanian Revenue Online portal system.

An assessment notice will only be issued if payment is not submitted with the documents or if duty is underpaid. Use the Property Transfer Duty Calculator to estimate the duty owed.

For transactions that commenced on or after 1 July 2009, duty is payable within three months of a transfer occurring (ie within three months of the settlement date).

For transactions that commenced on or before 30 June 2009, duty is payable within three months of the date the transaction commenced.

Further information is available in Assessing Duty - Frequently Asked Questions and Paying Property Transfer Duty.

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:

 and

  • evidence of dutiable value, where appropriate.

How do I request a reassessment or refund?

Failed Instruments

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 five years after the initial assessment (or five 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).

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.

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