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    Home > Frequently Asked Questions  > e-Stamping of Property Document

Payment of Stamp Duty

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Q:

Can I pay stamp duty electronically after submitting a stamping application online?

  

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Yes. GovHK website accepts various online payment methods (i.e. PPS, VISA, MasterCard). Please note the payment limits for credit cards (currently $5,000) and individual financial institutions. If the duty amount exceeds the relevant limit, you may choose to pay offline. Please print a payment notice for settlement by telephone, bank ATM, internet, convenience stores (cash payment up to HK$5,000 per transaction is accepted), post or in person at the Stamp Office or Post Offices.

For details of payment methods please click here.
 

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Q:

Can stamp duty be paid anytime during the day?

  

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Yes, but only payments made before the daily cut-off time of your selected payment service will be taken as received on the same day. Payments effected after the daily cut-off time will be taken as received on the following working day.
 

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If the stamping application is made on the stamping deadline but payment is made after the day’s cut-off time, will there be penalty?

  

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Yes. If you choose offline payment, the payment effected after the daily cut-off time will be taken as received on the following working day, thus penalty will be imposed for late stamping. However, if you submit the stamping application with online payment under the same electronic transaction, it will be regarded as “in time” application and a stamp certificate will be issued instantly.
 

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What is the credit card payment limit?

  

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Online payment by VISA and MasterCard and the current payment limit is $5,000.

For details of payment methods please click here.
 

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Q:

Can I pay the stamp duty of a tenancy agreement online by 2 credit cards?

  

A:

No, please use 1 credit card. If you want to separate the payment, you may choose offline payment and print the payment notice for settlement. You can then make 2 payments via the existing tax payment channels (details).
 

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Q:

If I lose the payment notice, what shall I do?

  

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You can reprint it via the “Payment Notice Print” function (free of charge) at GovHK website (http://www.gov.hk/en/apps/irdestamping.htm).
 

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