Buyer’s Stamp Duty increases from 3% to 4% for residential property above S$1 million

It was announced on the 19th February 2018 in the Singapore Budget 2018 that the Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) for residential property of more than S$1million in Singapore will be increased from 3% to 4% with effect from 20th of February 2018. This was revealed by Mr Heng Swee Keat, the Minster of Finance.


The increased in the Buyer’s Stamp Duty will affect property buyer who bought a residential unit of more than a million dollars  on 20th of Feb 2018 or onwards. However if the property purchased is below $1 million dollars, the Buyer’s Stamp Duty remained unchanged at 3%.


Below is a table for the Stamp Duty’s rate

Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD)

Based on the purchased price or market value, whichever is higher
First $180,0001%
Next $180,0002%
Next $640,0003%
Next $500,0004%
Next $1,500,0005%
Remaining 6%


The Additional Buyer Stamp Duty is not affected and will remain the same.

Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD)

Profile Of BuyerABSD rates:
6th July 2018 - 15th Dec 2021
ABSD rates:
16th Dec 2021 - 26th Apr 2023
ABSD rates:
On or After 27th Apr 2023
Singapore Citizen Buying First Residential PropertyNilNil Nil (No Change)
Singapore Citizen Buying Second Residential Property12%17% 20% (Revised)
Singapore Citizen Buying Third and subsequent Residential Property15%25% 30% (Revised)
Singapore PR buying First Residential Property5%5% 5% (No Change)
Singapore PR buying Second Residential Property15% 25% 30% (Revised)
Singapore PR buying Third and subsequent Residential Property15%30%35% (Revised)
Foreigners buying residential property20%30% 60% (Revised)
Entities buying residential property25%
Plus Additional 5% for Developers (Non-Remittable)
Plus Additional 5% for Developers (Non-Remittable)
Plus Additional 5% for Developers (Non-Remittable)