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Ans:- Stamp duty is a kind of tax levied on instruments(documents)
Ans:- Union Government can fix stamp duty in respect of the following instruments
Bill of exchange
Bill of landing
Letter of Credit
Policy of Insurance
Transfer of Shares
Debenture and Receipt
Ans:- Other than the above mentioned (question No.2) instruments, on any other instrument, the State legislature can fix the stamp duty. Example: Affidavit, adoption deed, sale deed, gift deed, lease deed, mortgage, license, partition deed and settlement deed etc.
Ans:- Stamp duty can be paid through
For example, if an instrument has to be stamped with Rs.10000/ - . The parties may buy 5 NJ Stamp papers of Rs.100/ - value, which means Rs.500/ - stamp duty is paid. Remaining stamp duty of Rs.9500/ - shall be paid through challan. Each Sub Registrar Office, has been tagged with a designated branch of SBH bank. The parties after filling the challan, shall pay the amount through the challan provided by the Sub Registrar. A copy of challan shall be produced before the SR in evidence of the payment of stamp duty. The SR will register the document on the basis of the challan produced before him. A safe mechanism has been in place to check the genuineness of the challans produced by the parties.
Ans:- No. A stamp paper once used for a purpose cannot be used for another purpose. Example: An affidavit executed for a purpose cannot be executed for another purpose.
Ans:- Stamp duty can be paid within three months from the date of receipt of such document in India. Document may be produced before the District Registrar, who will endorse the payment under Section 18 of Indian Stamp Act, 1899.
Ans:- When a document is executed on stamp paper purchased in other state and executed in other state but it is in respect of property situated in Telangana, if such duty is less than the duty prescribed under the Indian Stamp Act, the deficit duty shall be paid. Example: A power of attorney is executed in favour of a person other than family member, 1 percent stamp duty on value of the property shall be made good after deducting stamp duty, if any, already paid in that state(subject to change from time to time).
Ans:- No. Stamp duty is to be paid on loan amount. No duty need be paid on interest to be accrued.
Ans:- Yes. Deduction to the extent of duty paid on mortgage deed is available.
Ans:- In respect of instruments executed to pay amount annually or periodically , stamp duty is to be paid as follows depending on the circumstances.
Where the sum payable during the period is previously ascertained , stamp duty is to be paid on whole of the amount.
Where the sum payable is in perpetuity or for an indefinite time not terminable with any life, stamp duty shall be on the sum payable during the period of 20 years calculated from the date on which the first payment becomes due.
Where the sum payable for an indefinite time terminable with any life, the stamp duty shall be paid on the sum payable during the period of 12 years calculated from the date on which the first payment becomes due.
Ans:- In the absence of agreement to the contrary, the expense of providing the proper stamp shall be borne-
In the case of mortgage by way of deposit of deed, hypothecation, further charge, in demnity bond, bond, mortgage, settle ment, by the person drawing making or executing such instrument;
In case of conveyance (sale etc.) deed including re - conveyance by the grantee, Example: in case of sale deed purchaser is liable to pay stamp duty.
In case of lease,lessee
In case of power of attorney, executing party
In case of Certificate of sale on auction of property - the purchaser.
In case of exchange deed both parties equally.
In case of partition deed, all the parties in proportion to their share are liable to pay stamp duty.
Ans:- In case of any doubt about the duty payable on any instrument (document), application may be made to the District Registrar under Section 31 of Indian Stamp Act, 1899 with following records, along with a fee of Rs.15:
Draft of the proposed deed or deed itself.
Affidavit (on stamp paper of Rs.20)
Ans:- When Stamp duty leviable on a document is not paid it cannot be accepted or received in evidence. No transaction is valid if done on the basis of instrument not duly stamped. Instruments presented to any public officer (excluding police) will be impounded. Stamp duty and penalty will be levied.
Ans:- A public officer impounding an instrument will send it to Collector (District Registrar) concerned to determine the stamp duty to be paid. District Registrar will determine the stamp duty to be paid after giving opportunity to the party concerned to put forth his arguments on the duty to be paid. He may levy penalty of minimum of Rs.5 or up to ten times of the deficit duty to be paid depending on the case, if he finds the document was not duly stamped. Appeal can be preferred to the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority (Commissioner and Inspector General of Registration and Stamps, Telangana) in first instance, and then to the High Court if the parties are aggrieved.
Ans:- Yes there is a provision, if the party concerned voluntarily comes forward to pay deficit stamp duty within one year from the date of execution (signature), District Registrar will accept deficit stamp duty and certify accordingly on the document without levying penalty under Section 41 and 42 of Indian Stamp Act, 1899.
Ans:- Yes there is a provision. Chief Controlling Revenue Authority (IGR & S) may order refund on appeal, if the penalty levied is found to be on higher side.
Ans:- Yes, there is a provision to refund of value of NJ Stamp papers not used or spoiled under Indian Stamp Act, 1899. But in the State of Telangana, the NJ Stamp papers are available upto Rs.100/ - denomination only. Therefore, this provision serves no better purpose. But, the Government of issued a G.O., allowing refund of the. amounts paid through challan system. A copy of the G.O., may be seen by clicking here...
Ans:- No, there is no SUCH time limit. They may be used anytime.
Ans:- In Telangana State, sale of Non - judicial stamp papers is restricted to the denomination maximum of Rs.100/ -. Therefore, in a way, the Government has checked effectively the circulation of fake stamps by sale of the stamps from only authorized/licenced Stamp Vendors or from Government Offices (Sub Registrar and District Registrar Offices)/(postoffices). Remaining stamp duty can be paid through challan.
Ans:- 0.5% stamp duty to a maximum of Rs.20,000/- on the market value of the value of separated share. Example: If there are three parties by name A,B and C in a partition deed, Party by name A got Rs.500000/ - value of property. Party B got Rs.400000/ - and Party C got Rs.300000/ - . Now, the parties have to pay the stamp duty on the value of separate share means on Rs.4 and 3 lakhs exempting Rs.5 lakh. A stamp duty of Rs.3,500/ - has to be paid on this instrument of partition. In case all the shares are of equal value, then one share has to be exempted from calculation to levy stamp duty.