Stamp Duty - trusts VIC

Setting up a trust in Victoria? Cleardocs can arrange assessment and payment of stamp duty with the State Revenue Office Victoria (SRO).
$ 255.00

($55.00 Cleardocs fee inc. GST and $200.00 stamp duty fee) for a trust with a Cleardocs deed

$ 277.00

($77.00 Cleardocs fee inc. GST and $200.00 stamp duty fee) for a trust without a Cleardocs deed

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Use Cleardocs to pay stamp duty on your Victorian trust deeds that establish any of the following types of trust:

To lodge a trust deed for stamping in Victoria, it must:

  • be executed in Victoria;
  • not contain identified or dutiable property; and
  • be signed and dated by all relevant parties.

Under the law, you are required to pay stamp duty on trust deeds established in Victoria, with the exception of superannuation trust deeds, within 30 days of signing the deed.

What is included in the Cleardocs service?

The Cleardocs service includes:

  • electronic lodgement of your trust with the SRO for assessment and payment of stamp duty; and
  • an official SRO digital certificate confirming stamping of the trust deed.

What information do I need to arrange for payment of stamp duty through Cleardocs?

If you created the trust deed using Cleardocs, we will already have the required information.

If your trust is not a Cleardocs trust, you will need to provide to us:

  • the type of trust;
  • the name of the trust;
  • the date the trust was established;
  • the details of the trustee; and
  • a copy of the trust deed.

Does Cleardocs arrange payment of stamp duty for deeds in other states and territories?

At present, Cleardocs can only arrange for Victorian deeds to be assessed for stamp duty.

For other states and territories, you should contact the relevant revenue office to check the current requirements — the details of each revenue office in Australia is set out below:

State/Territory

Revenue office contact details

Queensland

Office of State Revenue
GPO Box 2593
Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph: 1300 300 734
www.osr.qld.gov.au

New South Wales

Office of State Revenue
GPO Box 4042
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 9689 6200
www.osr.nsw.gov.au

Tasmania

State Revenue Office
Ph: 1800 001 388
Must be self-assessed online:
www.sro.tas.gov.au

South Australia

Revenue SA
GPO Box 1353
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8226 3750
www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au

Western Australia

Office of State Revenue
GPO Box T1600
Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9262 1100
www.finance.wa.gov.au

ACT

ACT Revenue Office
GPO Box 293
Civic Square ACT 2608
Ph: (02) 6207 0028
www.revenue.act.gov.au

Northern Territory

Territory Revenue Management
GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: 1300 305 353
www.revenue.nt.gov.au

How long does it take for the deed to be stamped?

After we receive your payment, we will electronically lodge your trust with the SRO for assessment and payment of stamp duty. The SRO's expected turnaround time to issue their certificate is 3 business days.

If the SRO has any issues processing the deed for stamping, we will contact you to advise the reason and obtain the further required information.

Late payment of stamp duty

Under the law, you are required to pay stamp duty on trust deeds established in Victoria, with the exception of superannuation trust deeds, within 30 days of signing the deed. After 30 days, interest is imposed by the OSR. For deeds over 30 days old, Cleardocs cannot assist you and you should contact the OSR directly to arrange stamping.

Seek legal advice

The stamping information here should be considered general in nature, and in no way interpreted as legal advice. You must always seek your own independent legal, accounting and financial advice about your particular situation. The summary on this page is for information purposes only.

Questions or further information

If you have questions:

  • about how to use Cleardocs, contact the Cleardocs helpline on 1300 307 343.
  • about legal issues, contact the Cleardocs helpline on 1300 307 343. If you need advice, we will arrange for you to speak with a lawyer at Maddocks. The firm provides a free legal helpline in relation to the documents Cleardocs provides. If you require other legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances, then this will be charged for.
  • Easily lodge your trust deed for stamping in Victoria after setting up your Cleardocs trust
  • Pre-populated with your Cleardocs trust information
  • Easy, stress free, and great helpline service
  • Cleardocs can lodge your trust deed declaration, troubleshoot and notify you when the SRO has processed your lodgement