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(ii) Prior to the 6-month extension under this temporary relief measure, the established schedule (the last date the couple must sell the first residential property to comply with the ABSD waiver conditions) expires on or after February 1, 2020. There are also some temporary derogation rules that provide that residential properties purchased from 16 December 2021 will be subject to prior tariffs if all of the following conditions are met: A Singapore citizen (SC) who purchases an HDB apartment or ec as a first property does not pay ABSD. A Singapore PR (SPR) who buys an HDB apartment as their first property pays ABSD 5%. The ABSD Decree is granted in the following scenarios: it is also emphasized that there will be no extension of the schedule of the transitional ABSD remittance rules and that the ABSD Decree will not be granted if one of the conditions is not met. No. Singaporean couples should start marketing their first property as soon as possible to ensure they can meet the 6-month* sale deadline to receive the ABSD refund for their second property. In order to be fair and transparent in the application of the ABSD refund rules, the refund conditions will be applied consistently and there will be no extension of the 6-month* period for the sale of the first property. • All rebate/refund requests (with the exception of the purchase of HDB apartments and new CE units) must be submitted to the Stamp Duty Commissioner for a fee • Automatic discount for the purchase of HDB apartments and new CE units • Usually by the lawyers of the buyer No. In order to be fair and transparent in the application of the ABSD repayment rules, the repayment conditions will be applied consistently and there will be no extension of the six-month period for the sale of the first property.

Real estate buyers should turn to their agents if they have received erroneous advice. You can also file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory body or professional who directs the officers. Taxpayers and their representatives can inquire with IRAS if they are not clear about the ABSD refund rules. You can request the exemption via the e-stamp portal > “Requests” > “Request a refund”. Please refer to our ABSD Discount Application Guide for Married Couples (PDF, 1013 KB) for the illustrated guide. You need to log in with your Singpass. No. The ABSD refund for the second property is only granted to married couples in Singapore to facilitate their change of residence.

The decree does not extend to other groups of buyers, such as parents and children or siblings making a joint purchase or singles buying property on their own, as it inadvertently undermines the underlying political intent to moderate demand among Singaporeans for second home properties. Buyers with Singapore citizens (SC) and permanent residents (PR) who do not want to suffer from the higher ABSD for second home properties should sell their first property before buying their replacement property. The ABSD Decree may apply to a married couple who jointly acquire a second residential property if the conditions for renunciation are met. The couple must include a Singaporean citizen and the property can only be purchased under both names of the couple. The conditions under the stamp duty (spouses) rules (absD waiver) are as follows: The complete absD waiver may apply to a married couple who purchase a residential property together. The couple must include a spouse with a Singaporean citizen (SC) and the property can only be purchased under both names of the couple. In addition, both spouses may not own a residential property. Scenarios with complete remission are marked with “#” in Table 2 and Table 3 of ABSD rates and remissions for married couples (PDF, 113 KB) Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has announced temporary relief measures for real estate developers and those affected by disruptions in construction schedules and housing unit sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these measures is the extension of the time limit for the sale of the first residential property compared to the adoption of absD for the second residential property purchased by a Singaporean couple. A married couple may be entitled to a waiver of the ABSD when purchasing a residential property if the conditions for renunciation under the Stamp Duty (Spouses) (ABSD WAIVER) Regulations are met. • As a general rule, if there are multiple buyers for a property, the highest applicable rate applies. However, for married couples with at least one SC, ABSD remission may apply (only to their first property).

BSD and ABSD are payable upon stamping. However, if you meet the eligibility requirements, you can claim this ABSD discount instead of making an ABSD payment. *Or 12 months if the temporary relief measure applies to the 6-month extension of the sales period. . The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has issued updated guidelines on the Additional Buyers` Stamp Tax (ABSD), including an increase in ABSD rates from 16 December 2021. The increase is aimed at cooling the housing market. The ABSD refund request must be made within 6 months of the date of sale of the first residential property. The couple remains married and there is no change of ownership in the second residential property at the time of the sale of the first residential property. . Notes: LD – BSD Rental Fee – ABSD Buyer`s Stamp Duty – SSD Buyer`s Additional Stamp Duty – Seller`s Stamp Duty • For the purchase of HDB apartment/new EC in cases where HDB grants the household a period of 6 months or any other period set by HDB for the sale of its existing goods.

The ABSD refund is a special concession granted only to Singaporean couples to facilitate their change of residence. Given the intent, these couples should sell their first property quickly and not keep two properties for an unreasonable period of time. For this reason, one of the conditions for the reimbursement of the ABSD is that the first property must be sold within six months* of the purchase of the second property. This condition applies only to anyone who wishes to claim reimbursement of the ABSD. In order to be fair and transparent for all married couples in Singapore, the repayment terms will be applied consistently and there will be no extension of the 6-month period* for the sale of the first property. If Singaporean couples wish to be eligible for an ABSD refund, they must consider market conditions and their first property and ensure that the 6-month* criterion can be met. In this context, they are advised to begin the process of selling their first residential property as soon as possible. They could also sell their first property before buying the replacement property.*Or 12 months if the temporary relief measure applies to the 6-month extension of the sale period. .