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Stamp Duty Calculator

Calculate the Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) and Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) you may need to pay for document taxes.
Updated based on cooling measures with effective on and after 27 April 2023.
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How to calculate stamp duty
in Singapore

For those who are unfamiliar, stamp duty is a tax on documents levied on a sale, purchase or lease of property in Singapore so that your documents are legally recognised. This tax is payable to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

Each type of property transaction has different amounts payable. Instead of scouring multiple sites for the necessary information and manually calculating how much stamp duty you have to pay on your next property purchase, use the PropertyGuru Stamp Duty Calculator.

If you have any questions on property tax, contact a PropertyGuru Mortgage Expert for professional advice.

Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD)
in Singapore

Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) is a tax levied on property buyers when they purchase any property in Singapore. The amount of BSD payable is based on the purchase price or market value of the property, whichever is higher. The purchase price is stated in the signed sales and purchase agreements; the market value of the property is derived from valuation reports.

From 15 February 2023, BSD tax was increased up to 6% for residential properties, and 5% for non-residential properties, since the last BSD rate revision on 20 February 2018.

The BSD rates 2024 are:

Purchase
price/
Market Value
Rate in percentage
for residential
properties
Rate in percentage
for non-residential
properties
First S$180,0001%1%
Next S$180,0002%2%
Next S$640,0003%3%
Next S$500,0004%4%
Next S$1,500,0005%5%
Amount exceeding S$3,000,0006%5%

BSD tax is rounded down to the nearest dollar. For instance, a Singapore Citizen (SC) buying a condominium valued at $5 million would incur BSD tax of the following amount:

However, BSD in Singapore may not be applicable if your property purchase falls under the following categories:

  1. Aborted sale and purchase of properties
  2. Transfer of HDB flat within the family
  3. Transfer of assets between associated permitted entities
  4. Transfer of assets upon reconstruction or amalgamation
  5. Acquisition of a residential property on, or before 19 February 2018 i.e. OTP is granted on or before 19 February 2018 and exercised before 12 March 2018
  6. Acquisition of residential land for non-residential development

Buyers whose purchase falls under the aforementioned categories can write in to IRAS within 14 days of acquiring the property. Do include a copy of the acquisition, original letter of undertaking to comply with remission conditions, and other supporting documents.

Check out this guide to BSD in Singapore to get more information on BSD.

Rental stamp duty in Singapore

Whether you are a tenant or lessee renting a whole apartment or a single room, stamp duty is also levied on tenancy agreement documents.

Renting =< four yearsRenting > four years
(or an indefinite term)
0.4% of the total rent for
the lease period
0.04% of four times the
average annual rent for the
lease period

Typically, tenants pay this tax before the tenancy agreement is signed. However, there are instances where landlords bear the cost. As such, do ensure that the tenancy agreement clearly indicates who will be assuming the responsibility of paying this fee.

If you're a soon-to-be tenant or landlord who needs more information, read up more on our guide on stamp duty for rental units in Singapore.

Seller's Stamp Duty(SSD) in Singapore

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) is a property tax levied on property sellers when they sell a property within the three-year holding period. If you are an HDB homeowner who is selling their flat after the minimum occupation period of five years, you do not have to pay SSD.

Other instances of having to pay SSD is when a property is acquired through a transfer due to a divorce, within the family (for HDB flats), or in the case of inheritance. SSD is only applicable to those who bought a residential property on and after 20 February 2010.

For more details on SSD, check out this article we wrote on SSD for property sellers in Singapore.

Additional Buyer's stamp duty
(ABSD)

Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) is a tax levied on top of BSD for residential property purchases in Singapore. Introduced in December 2011 as a property cooling measure, its primary goal is to keep housing prices affordable for Singaporeans so that citizens can buy a primary residence and control demand for residential property.

Residential properties are spaces that are used as homes. Examples include HDB flats, as well as landed and non-landed private property such as condominiums, terrace houses, and bungalows.

The amount of ABSD you have to pay depends on your residency status and the number of residential properties owned. Even if you only jointly or partially own an existing residential property in Singapore, you have to pay ABSD for your next residential property purchase. Singaporeans who are buying their first and only property do not need to pay ABSD.

The ABSD rates are:

Singapore citizen (SC) buying their second
residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)17%
SC buying their third and subsequent
residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)25%
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) buying their first
residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)5%
SPR buying their second residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)25%
SPR buying their third and subsequent residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)30%
Foreigner
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)30%
Entity (companies or associations)
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)35%
Trustee buying any residential property
Percentage paid (of your property price or valuation, whichever is higher)35%

Notably, as of 9 May 2022, residential properties transferred into a living trust would be subjected to a 35% ABSD rate.

The ABSD has to be paid within 14 days of signing the sale and purchase agreement (if it is signed in Singapore). Late payment will incur penalty fees and may result in legal action being taken against you.

Thinking of purchasing another property? Figure out how much BSD and ABSD you may need to pay for document taxes with PropertyGuru's Singapore Stamp Duty Calculator

IRAS stamp duty

All stamp duties are payable to the IRAS. Payment can be made online via the IRAS e-stamping portal. In-person payment can be made using the e-Terminals at IRAS Taxpayer and Business Service or at Service Bureaus at designated SingPosts offices.

If you're unsure of how to use the IRAS e-portal, refer to our step-by-step guide on how to pay your stamp duty online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • BSD is a tax levied on property purchases in Singapore.

  • ABSD is a tax levied on top of BSD when buying a property in Singapore. The amount you have to pay depends on your residency status and how many properties you own.

  • Pay within 14 days of the agreement being signed, or within 30 days after receiving the document (if the document is signed overseas). View all payment modes to pay stamp duty on the IRAS website.

  • Check who should pay stamp duty by referring to the IRAS website.

  • Yes, you can pay BSD and ABSD with your CPF savings. However, SSD has to be made in cash.

  • When renting a property, your tenancy agreement should state who pays. Usually, it is paid for by the tenant.

  • Yes, but only under certain conditions. To find out more, contact one of our PropertyGuru Mortgage Experts.

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