Stamp Duty

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Is a "one off" tax on certain transactions imposed by state and territory governments. It can vary depending on the state or territory, and may be called stamp duty, transfer duty or general duty.

When buying a property, the most common types of stamp duty are on transfers of land and on home loans.

Depending on the nature of the transaction, certain concessions and exemptions may be available.

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