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Transfer duty handbook

28 June 2007

This 74-page handbook covers the application of the Transfer Duty Act, 40 of 1949 to transactions involving immovable property such as land, buildings and other real rights in connection with immovable property situated in South Africa. It is detailed, comprehensive and avoids technical and legal terminology wherever possible. It is not meant to be used as a legal reference, however.

Some of the main topics discussed in this handbook include:

  • the meaning of various definitions;
  • the imposition of transfer duty on acquisitions of property;
  • different kinds of transfer duty transactions;
  • exemptions;
  • the payment of duty and various other administrative issues;
  • Transfer Duty Forms; and
  • e-Transfer Duty.
Transfer Duty Handbook - March 2007 and the SARS website.

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