Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tax or duty imposed on the sheets of parchment or paper on which specified kinds of legal instruments are written.

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Examples

  • The Hong Kong government will likely report a budget surplus of around 65 billion Hong Kong dollars US$8.38 billion for the current financial year ending March 31, due to surprisingly strong land sales and stamp-duty receipts, the person said.

    Hong Kong Economy Likely Grew 5% in 2011

  • The changes already announced—lower stamp-duty tax and scrapping a REIT entry tax of 2%—should spark a wave of residential REITs in the U.K.'s £3 trillion residential-property market, said Phil Nicklin , real-estate tax partner at Deloitte and one of the main architects of the REIT regime in the U.K.

    Changes Pave Way For U.K.'s First Residential REIT

  • "Low interest rates and the current stamp-duty holiday for first-time buyers on all properties costing up to £250,000 only partially offset these adverse factors," he said.

    Home mortgage lending hits a 10-year low in September

  • But Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling made it clear that he was willing to protect treasury stamp-duty revenue by increasing the charges for £1 million properties to 5% of the price.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • The higher stamp-duty threshold, which will be implemented from midnight Wednesday and be in place for two years, is likely to cost the U.K.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • Darling said that this change should mean that nine out of 10 first-time buyers will now not have to pay stamp-duty fees.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • "Measures to help boost the housing market are welcome and will benefit a significant number of buyers, removing 50% of transactions from the stamp-duty system," RICS's chief economist, Simon Rubinsohn, said.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • "Measures to help boost the housing market are welcome and will benefit a significant number of buyers, removing 50% of transactions from the stamp-duty system," RICS's chief economist, Simon Rubinsohn, said.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • Darling said that this change should mean that nine out of 10 first-time buyers will now not have to pay stamp-duty fees.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

  • But Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling made it clear that he was willing to protect treasury stamp-duty revenue by increasing the charges for £1 million properties to 5% of the price.

    Boost for First-Time U.K. Home Buyers

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