Residential Development Stamp Duty Refund Scheme
When you develop dwelling units on non-residential land, you may qualify for a refund of some of the Stamp Duty paid.
The maximum amount of refund you can claim is:
- Eleven-fifteenths if you paid Stamp Duty at the rate of 7.5%
- Two-thirds if you paid Stamp Duty at the rate of 6%.
Section 83D of the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act, 1999 provides for this refund scheme.
In the case of a single dwelling unit, you cannot claim a refund for curtilage which exceeds 0.4047 hectares (1 acre). The curtilage is the area around the house such as gardens, paths and driveways.
Conditions for the refund
- You must file a Stamp Duty return and pay Stamp Duty at the non-residential rate on the transfer.
For instruments (written documents) executed on or after 9 October 2019, you must have paid Stamp Duty at the non-residential rate of 7.5%
For instruments executed before 9 October 2019, you must have paid Stamp Duty at the non-residential rate of 6%.
- You must have received a stamp certificate.
- You must commence building within 30 months of the date of the transfer of the land to you.
- You must develop the required proportion of the land for residential purposes.
- You can make your claim after you commence building work.
- You must make your claim electronically.
You will have to pay back the Stamp Duty that was refunded to you if:
- you claimed a refund, but you were not entitled to it
- the building work is not completed within the specified period
- you do not meet the relevant ‘75% test’ on completion.
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