Office Circular No 2-2001

3 April 2001

CIRCULAR MEMORANDUM NO. 2 OF 2001
DISTRIBUTION : GENERAL
SUBJECT : STAMP DUTY AND LODGEMENT OF DEALINGS

Current practice allows the deposit of dealings for the assessment of stamp duty in a Deposit Box owned by the State Revenue Office, Department of Treasury and Finance located on Level 1, 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart within the Land Data Registration Branch.

There is a belief that the deposit of dealings in the Deposit Box equates to the lodgement of dealings with the Recorder of Titles. This is not correct.

Dealings are lodged with the Recorder of Titles when a record is made in a device for storing or processing information, ie. URDS, (section 48(1A) Land Titles Act 1980).

Dealings cannot be accepted for lodgement by the Recorder of Titles until stamp duty has been paid (section 29 Stamp Duties Act 1931).

Notwithstanding a notice placed on the Deposit Box that documents being so deposited are under the custody of the Department of Treasury and Finance, staff of the Land Data Registration Branch are constantly blamed for the delays in lodgement/registration when patently it is not their fault.

Clients can and should follow the progress of their dealings by using TASFOL enquiry screen on L.I.S.T. This service is free of charge and will indicate the date of document lodgement.

Alice Kawa
Recorder of Titles

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