These are the steps of the e-buffer, only to your reference. You must complete form E1A from the IRAS website (estamping.iras.gov.sg/WebForms/FormSubmission/FRM0036.aspx) and stamp it with an IRAS representative. Hello AL, you must insist that the tenant show you the stamp certificate. There is a website to verify the authenticity of the certificate. estamping.iras.gov.sg/WebForms/Home.aspx And yes, IRAS will come after you if stamp duty is not applied, it must take place within 14 days of signing TA, unless a late penalty is collected. After signing the lease, the tenant is responsible for paying the stamp duty so that the contract is binding and effective. The tenant can also ask their agent (if applicable) to help if they are not familiar with the process. The tenants are, rightly, the ones who pay stamp duty. The party that is required to pay stamp duty is usually stated in the agreements. For example, if you are renting real estate, the rental agreement should indicate who must pay the stamp duty.
Source: IRAS. (This also applies if you can negotiate well, the landlord can refund or pay the amount of stamp duty for you, but the payment should always be made in the name of the tenant). I simplified the statement in the article. Thank you very much for the indication and the manifestation! Have a good day 🙂 In Singapore, a tenant must pay a tax (surprise!) in addition to the monthly rent and deposit when signing the lease. Also known as stamp duty, it is payable if a tenant: Rental Stamp Duty Calculator helps you determine the amount of stamp duty to be paid to IRAS for the signed lease. This applies to any property rented by the owners to tenants. After you have made sure that your singapore house rental is legal, you have 10-14 days from the start of the rental to pay the stamp duty. You can stamp the agreement with your landlord via the IRAS e-buffer portal.
For landlords, it`s a common concern to wonder if their tenants paid their stamp fee on the lease. Don`t get angry, there is a way to find out if they did it on the IRAS website….