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New Buyer’s Stamp Duty

Posted by alan mok on February 20, 2018
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New Buyer’s Stamp Duty

New Buyer’s Stamp Duty – With Effective from 20/02/2018, Buyer’s Stamp Duty rates for residential properties will be raised from 3 percent to 4% for the portion of value that is more than S$1 million. There is no changes to Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty.

Summary of Changes (Table Format)

Buyer's Stamp Duty


New Buyer's Stamp Duty

Now, let’s us take a look how the changes will affect the amount of buyer’s stamp duty you need to pay when you purchased a property above S$1 million.


Mr A Bought a 3 Bedroom Condo For S$1.5 million before 20th Feb 2018.

BSD he is liable to pay: (1% * S$180,000) + (2% * S$180,000) + (3% * S$1,140,000) = S$39,600

Mr A Bought a 3 Bedroom Condo For S$1.5 million after or on 20th Feb 2018.

BSD he is liable to pay: (1% * S$180,000) + (2% * S$180,000) + (3% * S$640,000) + (4% * S$500,000) = S$44,600

Difference: S$44,600 – S$39,600 = S$5,000

The difference in terms of the amount that you are liable to pay as BSD is S$5,000 if you purchased a property of S$1.5 million worth of value. The amount seems nominal compared to the value of the property. It is unlikely that the new BSD will deter buyers or investors from purchasing property. Moreover, it does not apply to property value of less than S$1 million.


Hope you enjoy reading – “New Buyer’s Stamp Duty”. You might also be interested to read more about “New Singapore Condominiums Launching in 2018

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