As a registered Duties Online organisation, Docscentre can process the duty in Victoria and New South Wales for deeds that we have established.
The Governing State is generally the State or Territory that will have the right to stamp and impose stamp duty on the settlement of the trust deed and the Docscentre forms will offer the stamping option for trusts based on the governing state.
Please note: clients must advise Docscentre if the governing state is NOT where the deeds should be stamped.
Please note Docscentre does not advise on stamp duty, but most State and Territory stamp duty legislation will impose duty on a trust deed when it is first executed in that State/Territory.
When ordering a Victorian or NSW trust establishment online, clients will have the option to order the Stamping Service. The Docscentre fee for the stamping service is an addressed Express Post envelope to return the deeds to the Docscentre office (for electronic only deeds you will need to provide your own envelope).
The deeds must be correctly executed meaning dated, signed by all parties and signatures witnessed where required, in order for Docscentre to process the duty – we will provide guidance on this.
For trusts to be stamped in Victoria, deeds need to be returned to the Docscentre office within 30 days of the date they were executed. Please note that Docscentre requires 1 hard copy of the executed deeds to be able to process the duty and unfortunately cannot accept a scanned copy. Docscentre will process the duty assessment online and return the deeds to your office with the Certificate of Duty, once available. The VIC State Revenue Office usually provides the certificate of duty 2-3 days after the deeds have been assessed. There will not be a physical stamp affixed to Victorian deeds. Duty is $200 (no charge for additional copies).
Deeds need to be returned within 3 months of execution in NSW. Docscentre will stamp NSW deeds and return them on the same day. Please note that Docscentre needs the hard copies of the executed deeds to be able to process the duty. Duty is $500 plus $10 for each copy of the deed.
Docscentre does not provide stamp duty advice and it is recommended that clients obtain their own advice before instructing Docscentre to do something on your behalf. Docscentre recommends contacting the various State revenue authorities to assist you with your enquiries: