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THE STAMP DUTY ACT, 2019 (1963)

THE STAMP DUTY ACT, 2019 (1963)

Date of Authentication and Publication
2019-9-29 (13 Jan. 1963)

The Amending Acts,
1. The Stamp Duty ( First Amendment) Act, 2035 (1978 )                                                                    2035-7-1(18 Oct. 1978)
2. The Act Amending Some Nepal

Acts relating to Finance, 2047 (1990).                                                                                                   2047-8-27(13 Dec. 1978)
3. Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal                                                                                         2066-10-7

Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2009)                                                                                                     (21 Jan. 2010)

 Act Number 34 of the Year 2019 (1963)

2. Definitions:

Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this Act, –

(a) “Stamp” means such revenue stamp recognised by Government of Nepal as required to be affixed to the documents as referred to in Sub-section (1) of Section 4.

(b) ………………

(c) ……………..

(d) “Prescribed” or “as Prescribed” means prescribed or as prescribed in the Rules or orders framed or made under this Act.

(e) “Schedule” means the Schedule of this Act.

4. Stamp Duty to be levied

(1) The Stamp duty shall be levied in the following documents as mentioned in the Schedule :-

(a) deed or memorandum of loans, monetary transaction,

(b) deed of rent bond,

(c) deed of sale of goods and commodities other than non-organizational agricultural goods,

(d) document relating to the purchase and sale of shares, debentures stocks,

(e) negotiable instruments and promissory notes,

(f) all documents relating to insurance policy, and

(g) receipt of rent of a house, shop, hall, hotel and room.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-section (1), the Stamp duty shall not be levied on the following documents:-

(a) a deed of loan (Tamasuk) that is required to be registered compulsorily,

(b) receipt of payment of principal, interest of a loan on which deed has been executed and of payment of crops in kind or in cash,

(c) debentures of Government of Nepal.

(d) cheque, draft, telegraphic transfer (T.T.) and

(e) such documents, out of those mentioned in Subsection (1), as may be so prescribed by Government of Nepal by a Notification published in the Nepal Gazette as may not be subject to the Stamp duty fully or partly.

(3) Postal stamp may be affixed instead of the Stamp to the document subject to the Stamp duty pursuant to Sub-section (1) until the Stamp is available.

5. Provision of sale of Stamp:

Government of Nepal may by a Notification published in the Nepal Gazette, make provision on commission to any person if such person purchases the Stamps.

(2) If there exists a situation under which the Stamp required to be affixed pursuant to this Act is not available or any document to which the stamp has to be affixed does not have appropriate space and if the document to which the Stamp has to be affixed is accompanied by a receipt received upon paying the amount …………………… required for
the Stamp to the local Land Revenue Office or Nepal Rastra Bank, it shall be deemed as if the Stamp were affixed thereto, for purposes of this Act.

(3) ……………. If any person comes to pay the amount for the Stamp duties to the local Land Revenue Office and to the Nepal Rastra Bank, the amount has to be received and due receipt thereof shall be given; and the Land Revenue Office has to debit the amount so received to a separate book of account and has to pay such amount to the Tax
Office at the expiration of the current fiscal year (
Saal Tamami)

6. Duty to affix Stamp

The person who receives a document for the purpose of evidence shall, in carrying on transactions referred to in
Section 4, affix the stamp to the document and get the person delivering the document to make signature on the document and also over the Stamp as referred to in the Schedule, also indicating the date, and thereby obtain the deed.

7. No legal recognition of document to which Stamp are not affixed

(1) In cases where no Stamp has been affixed to the document subject to the Stamp duty pursuant to this Act, such document shall not be recognized as legal.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-section (1), in cases where any one has not affixed the Stamp or affixed the Stamp at the rate lower than that set forth in the schedule, such document may be given legal validity by getting such person to affix such Stamp that is five times higher of the Stamp required to be affixed if no stamp has
been affixed and that is five times higher than the Stamp by which it is lesser if the stamp has been affixed at the lower rate or by collecting the sum equal to such duty.

Schedule – Rate of the Stamp duty

Document subject to Stamp Duty
Face value                                                                                                                                                                              Rate
Up to Rs. 100/-                                                                                                                                                                     None
From Rs. 101/- to 250/-                                                                                                                                                      Re. 1/-
From Rs. 251/ to 500/-                                                                                                                                                       Rs. 2/-
From Rs. 501/- to 750/-                                                                                                                                                      Rs. 3/-
From Rs. 751/- to 1000/-                                                                                                                                                    Rs. 4/-
Per thousand in excess of Rs. 1000/-                                                                                                                               Rs. 4/-

Explanation: The duty as referred to in the Schedule shall be levied only on deed of loan or memorandum on household transaction of more than One Thousand Rupees.