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Stamp duty in QLD 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 Queensland 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 QLD 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 QLD. 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.
Below you’ll find the most popular calculations using the stamp duty calculator. In each of these examples, the estimated stamp duty is based on owner-occupied and investment purchases, and does not account for any concessions, exemptions, or individual circumstances which may affect the true stamp duty amount.
|Purchase price of property||Stamp duty payable|
|Up to $5,000||Zero|
|$5,001 - $75,000||1.5% per dollar over $50,000|
|$75,001 - $540,000||$1,050 plus 3.5% per dollar over $75,000|
|$540,001 - $1,000,000||$17,325 plus 4.5% per dollar over $540,000|
|More than $1,000,000||$38,025 plus 5.75% per dollar over $1,000,000|
QLD stamp duty needs to be paid within 30 days from settlement day.
There are exemptions and concessions available in Queensland for first-home buyers:
You can visit the Queensland Government site to learn more about thresholds, exemptions, and how to contact your state office
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