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Stamp Duty in South Australia (SA)

Stamp duty, or transfer duty, is a one-time state tax imposed on buyers when they buy a property. The rules around the duty vary across Australia as it is in the hands of state governments. Before you purchase a property or vehicle you should calculate stamp duty. This state revenue tax operates on a sliding scale and is set and charged by the relevant state government. Stamp duties are charged on top of the additional related expenses and the amount you pay will depend on where you live and the value of the property.

Stamp Duty Rates In SA 

If you are not eligible for an exemption or concession, then land transfers and vehicle purchases in South Australia are subject to stamp or transfer duty. You can find a more detailed example of what concessions may be available to you in the Stamp Duties Act. For example, off-the-plan apartments that meet the criteria are eligible for stamp duty exemptions. Stamp duty can be complex so if you are a home buyer in doubt, use a stamp duty calculator or seek professional advice.

Value of property conveyed

Stamp Duty Payable

Under $12,000

$1 per every $100

Exceeds $12,000 but not $30,000

$120 plus $2 per every $100 over the value of $12,000

Exceeds $30,000 but not $50,000

$480 plus $3 per every $100 over the value of $30,000

Exceeds $50,000 but not $100,000

$1,080 plus $3.50 per every $100 over the value of $50,000

Exceeds $100,000 but not $200,000

$2,830 plus $4 per every $100 over the value of $100,000

Exceeds $200,000 but not $250,000

$6,830 plus $4.25 per every $100 over the value of $200,000

Exceeds $250,000 but not $300,000

$8,955 plus $4.75 per every $100 over the value of $250,000

Exceeds $300,000 but not $500,000

$11,330 plus $5 per every $100 over the value of $300,000

Exceeds $500,000

$21,330 plus $5.50 per every $100 over the value of $500,000

Car Stamp Duty In SA 

Stamp duty calculations are based on the vehicle's value and are due in addition to the transfer fee when ownership changes hands. There are exemptions to this rule, such as a married or de facto couple transferring a vehicle between themselves. There are different rates for non-commercial and commercial vehicles. For the purposes of stamp duty, a commercial vehicle is defined as one designed to carry goods.


Non-Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle Value

Stamp Duty

Under $1,000

$1 per 100 (a minimum of $5)

$1,001 to $2,000

$10, plus $2 per every $100

$2,001 to $3,000

$30, plus $3 per every $100

Over 3,000

$60, plus $4 per every $100

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Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle Value

Stamp Duty

Under $1,000

$1 per 100 (a minimum of $5)

$1,001 to $2,000

$10, plus $2 per every $100

More than $2,000

$30, plus $3 per every $100

You have fourteen days from transfer to pay what stamp duty you owe. You can use the car stamp duty calculator SA to find out how much you are due to pay.

Stamp Duty, First-Time Buyers, and Exemptions in SA 

First-time buyers can't avoid stamp duty, and there are currently no concessions available in South Australia. However, first-time buyers are eligible to apply for the First Home Owner Grant.  

There are limited stamp duty exemptions in certain circumstances. For example, if the property transfers from a deceased estate to a beneficiary, transfers between domestic partners, or a transfer of a farm between family members. There are also no concessions or exemptions for off-the-plan home buyers.

When To Pay Stamp Duty 

Stamp duty should be settled at the time of or before settlement. You cannot register the property as your own until the stamp duty has been paid. You may be charged interest and penalty tax if you pay late. QuickBooks Tax Software can make your life simple. Why not start the new financial year with ease by using easy-to-use software to manage cash flow, handle reports, and track expenses?

While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented as at 12 April 2024, Intuit is not providing you with professional advice and we recommend you obtain your own professional advice. Intuit is not liable for your use of the information presented.


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