Stamp duty

11.1.50 Updated on:

What is stamp duty?

Stamp duty is a Government charge or fee that has to be paid on certain transactions.  Different types of transaction have different amounts of stamp duty that are payable.

How is stamp duty paid?

To pay stamp duty, special stamps need to be purchased from Customer and Local Services, Phillip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PE. A receipt will be attached onto the document that relates to the transaction e.g. a will, a contract of purchase etc.

How much stamp duty is payable?

There are different rates set for different circumstances.  Tables of the rates are in the Stamp Duty and Fees (Jersey) Law 1998.

A stamp duty calculator is available on the Government website.