Stamp Duty

The tax required to purchase any property in Singapore is called stamp duty. There are two types of stamp duty that will affect some home purchases. They are buyer's stamp duty (BSD), and additional buyer's stamp duty (ABSD).

Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD)

Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD)
Purchase price or market value, whichever is higher Stamp Duty
First $180,000 1%
Next $180,000 2%
Next $640,000 3%
Remaining amount 4%

The Buyer Stamp Duty is applicable to all buyers purchasing a residential property in Singapore, including new launch condominiums, HDBs and uncompleted projects.

For a residential property of price or market value of $1 million or below, the buyer stamp duty can be calculated using the formula below:

BSD = (3% x Property Price) - $5,400

For a residential property of price or market value above $1 million, the buyer stamp duty can be calculated using the formula below:

BSD = (4% x Property Price) - $15,400

Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD)

Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD)
Profile Of Buyer ABSD Rates
1st Property 2nd Property 3rd Property & Subsequent Purchase
Singapore Citizens - 17% 25%
Singapore Permanent Residents 5% 25% 30%
Foreigners 30% 30% 30%
Corporate Entities 35% 35% 35%

Foreigners under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) will be accorded with the same treatment as Singapore Citizens. Nationals and Permanent Residents of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland & Nationals of the United States of America.

How Much BSD & ABSD Do I Need To Pay?

Single / Joint Purchase
Purchaser's Residency
Property Value
$
Properties Owned

BSD Payable - (3% - $5,400)
ABSD Payable - (0%)

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD)

The Seller Stamp Duty (SSD) is applicable to residential property buyers who sold their property within 3 years upon acquiring the property.

The SSD was first implemented in the year 2011. SSD is payable if a property owner purchased the property on or after 14th January 2011 and sells it within 4 years.

Property owners who have acquired their residential property on or after 11th March 2017 will only need to hold the property for 3 years before selling if they want to avoid SSD.

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) - Purchased on and after 11-Mar-2017

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) - Purchased on and after 11-Mar-2017
Holding Period Seller's Stamp Duty
Up to 1 Year 12%
Up to 2 Years 8%
Up to 3 Years 4%
More than 3 Years 0%

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) - Purchased between 14-Jan-2011 to 10-Mar-2017

Seller's Stamp Duty (SSD) - Purchased between 14-Jan-2011 to 10-Mar-2017
Holding Period Seller's Stamp Duty
Up to 1 Year 16%
Up to 2 Years 12%
Up to 3 Years 8%
Up to 4 Years 4%
More than 4 Years 0%

Visit IRAS website for more information.

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