On Sale or Transfer of Immovable Property in Hong Kong (The first residential property)
Amount or value of the consideration Rate
Exceeds Does not exceed  
$2,000,000 $100
$2,000,000 $2,351,760 $100 + 10% of excess over $2,000,000
$2,351,760 $3,000,000 1.5%
$3,000,000 $3,290,320 $45,000 + 10% of excess over $3,000,000
$3,290,320 $4,000,000 2.25%
$4,000,000 $4,428,570 $90,000 + 10% of excess over $4,000,000
$4,428,570 $6,000,000 3.00%
$6,000,000 $6,720,000 $180,000 + 10% of excess over $6,000,000
$6,720,000 $20,000,000 3.75%
$20,000,000 $21,739,120 $750,000 + 10% of excess over $20,000,000
$21,739,120 4.25%
New ad valorem stamp duty rate (Second residential property or above transactions to a flat rate of 15%)
On Sale or Transfer of Immovable Property in Hong Kong ( Non-residential property )
Amount or value of the consideration Rate
Exceeds Does not exceed  
$2,000,000 1.5%
$2,000,000 $2,176,470 $30,000 + 20% of excess over $2,000,000
$2,176,470 $3,000,000 3%
$3,000,000 $3,290,330 $90,000 + 20% of excess over $3,000,000
$3,290,330 $4,000,000 4.5%
$4,000,000 $4,428,580 $180,000 + 20% of excess over $4,000,000
$4,428,580 $6,000,000 6%
$6,000,000 $6,720,000 $360,000 + 20% of excess over $6,000,000
$6,720,000 $20,000,000 7%
$20,000,000 $21,739,130 $1,500,000 + 20% of excess over $20,000,000
$21,739,130 8.5%
Special Stamp Duty (SSD)
The property was acquired on or after 20 November 2010 and before 27 October 2012 The property was acquired on or after 27 October 2012
Holding period Rate Holding period Rate
6 months or less 15% 6 months or less 20%
More than 6 months but for 12 months or less 10% More than 6 months but for 12 months or less 15%
More than 12 months but for 24 months or less 5% More than 12 months but for 24 months or less 10%
More than 24 months but for 36 months or less - More than 24 months but for 36 months or less 10%
Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) - After 27 October 2012
With effect from 27 October 2012, unless specifically exempted, Buyer's Stamp Duty (BSD) is payable on an agreement for sale or a conveyance on sale executed for the acquisition of any residential property. BSD is charged at 15% on the stated consideration or the market value of the property (whichever is the higher).
On Lease of Immovable Property in Hong Kong
Term Rate
Not defined or is uncertain 0.25% x of the yearly or average yearly rent
Does not exceed 1 Year 0.25% x of the total rent payable over the term of the lease
Exceeds 1 Year & Does not exceed 3 Year 0.5% x of the yearly or average yearly rent
Exceeds 3 Years 1% x of the yearly or average yearly rent
Length of Delay
not exceeding 1 month double the amount of stamp duty
exceeding 1 month but not exceeding 2 months 4 times the amount of stamp duty
in any other case 10 times the amount of stamp duty