Buyer's Stamp Duty

What Is Buyer’s Stamp Duty?

Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) is tax paid on the acceptance of Option to Purchase (OTP) / Sale & Purchase Agreements (S&P). These are documents (i.e. OTP or S&P) that are prepared and signed when you buy or sell your property. Stamp Duty is payable on the actual price or market price whichever is higher.
Purchase Price or Market Value of the Property BSD Rates for Residential Properties BSD Rates for Non-Residential Properties
First $180,000 1% 1%
Next $180,000 2% 2%
Next $640,000 3% 3%
Remaining Amount 4% -

Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty

Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) was first introduced on 7 December 2011 to cool the residential market and revised upwards on 12 Jan 2013 due to the further acceleration in the escalation of the price of the residential properties.  ABSD is to be paid by certain groups of people who buy or acquire residential properties (including residential land) on top of the existing buyer’s stamp duty (BSD).
Nationality 1st Property 2nd Property 3rd Property
Singapore Citizens N.A. 12% 15%
Permanent Residents 5% 15% 15%
Foreigners 20% 20% 20%
Entities / Companies 25% 25% 25%