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New South Wales Electronic Duties Return

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Revenue NSW office no longer accept documents for processing at their customer service counter or through the post if the transaction type can be processed online by accessing Electronic Duties Returns (EDR) via a Client Service Provider (CPS). If Revenue NSW receives these documents, they will be returned unassessed.

For a full list of documents and how they can be processed, please refer to the Duties Document Matrix

What does this mean for you?

You will need to register for EDR, if you have not done so already.

What are the steps you need to take to become an EDR client? 

  1. Engage with an approved Client Service Provider. As an approved Client Service Provider, SAI Global's Property Division offers all of the services via our platform Search Manager.
  2. To register as an EDR client and obtain an EDR number, please visit the Registration page. You will need the following information on hand to complete the registration process.
    • Your Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • A valid email address
    • The completed EDR declaration form. You will need to print off, complete and scan back as part on your application.
  3. Download and familiarise yourself with EDR Guidelines for details on how to use EDR and the functions available.
  4. Once your application is complete, you will be contacted by Revenue NSW to progress your application. Upon approval of your application, system and procedural training will be arranged with you. You will also receive a Duties Notice of Assessment, booklet of remittance slips and accountable stamps. Once you have your EDR number, please inform us and we will attach it to your Search Manager account to enable access to online stamping services. 

If you want to find out more about how SAI Global can help you with your EDR requirements, let us contact you for a discussion. 

SAI Global over the counter (OTC) stamping service

SAI Global's Property Division also provides an over the counter stamping service open from 8:30am - 4:15pm daily, at our Sydney CBD Settlement Room located conveniently on Level 3, 60 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Documents are stamped on the spot by our experienced staff, and issues that prevent stamping can be explained in detail.

If you require stamping for Transfers of Freehold or Leasehold interests in Real Property, please ensure you have completed and bring the items listed in this checklist.

Additional purchaser/transferee information (where applicable) will be required when completing a duties assessment, you will need to complete a purchasers declaration for either an individual or non-individual document prior to arriving at the counter. This information will be required for all agreements for sale of land and transfers of real property.

Electronic stamping

Since the introduction of electronic conveyancing in New South Wales and the availability for certain documents types to be stamped using an ELNO, there has been some uncertainty on the process involved, what information is required by the conveyancer or legal practitioner and how Customer Service Providers, such as SAI Global can assist. To help you better understand we have created a list of frequently asked questions.

NSW Land Tax Clearance certificate

Where a transfer of land is to occur under contract, a vendor will now be required to apply for a Land Tax Clearance Certificate as per the requirements of the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017. Land Tax Clearance certificates (Section 47) can also be ordered through Search Manager, located in the NSW Land Titles & Property Certificates menu, in the Land Title Search & Essential Certificates quadrant.

You will need a clearance certificate when purchasing or selling a property or offering finance in NSW. If you are selling a property you will need to apply for a certificate using the 'VENDOR' enquiry type

For further enquiries, please call our Helpdesk on 1300 730 000 or email epropertysupport@saiglobal.com.

Surcharge purchaser duty

In 2016, Revenue NSW introduced Surcharge purchaser duty which is incurred by a foreign who is acquiring residential property in NSW. The surcharge is in addition to the duty payable on the purchase of residential property.

If you or your client is a foreign purchasers acquiring land in NSW, you will be required to pay an additional is 8% of the dutiable value of the interest in the residential property. The surcharge purchaser duty can be processed via EDR and Revenue NSW have published information here.

Application can then be sent to:

Revenue NSW 
GPO BOX 4042
Sydney 2001 

or

DX 456 Sydney