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Stamp duty in NT is a state government tax applied to the sale or transfer of many personal and business-related assets, most commonly real estate. When buying or otherwise taking possession of homes or land, it’s referred to as Northern Territory land transfer duty.
Each state in Australia applies stamp duty differently, with individual rates, purchase thresholds, and exemptions that eligible buyers will need to understand how to calculate payable duty or apply for concessions when purchasing a home.
The stamp duty you will pay may vary, depending on:
You can use the TAS stamp duty calculator to estimate how much duty may be payable.
The person or business purchasing the property or receiving the transfer of assets will be liable to pay stamp duty in NT. As this can often be a significant additional cost on the purchase price of property, it’s important to estimate the transfer tax on properties so you can clearly understand your financial obligations.
Stamp duty can be paid by direct deposit, cheque, credit card, and other major payment options. In most cases, you will receive a notice from your state government office, delivered to the address of the purchased property or by e-mail. This letter will often contain:
Payment due dates can be anywhere between the day of settlement and up to three months following the purchase of property.
Stamp duty is calculated differently in the NT than in other Australian states. A formula is provided by the Northern Territory Government to help estimate stamp duty on properties purchased for less than $525,000:
For example, if you were to purchase a property valued at $500,000, the amount of stamp duty you would pay is:
|Purchase price of property||Stamp duty payable|
Up to $525,000
Based on NT duty formula
$525,001 - $3,000,000
4.95% of the property value
$3,000,001 - $5,000,000
5.75% of the property value
More than $5,000,000
5.95% of the property value
NT stamp duty needs to be paid within 60 days from settlement day.
The NT government provides a stamp duty concession for first-home buyers on both new and established properties up to $500,000. To be eligible:
You can visit the NT Department of Treasury and Finance site to learn more about thresholds, exemptions, and how to contact your state office.