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Queensland Government - Queensland Revenue Office
Queensland Government - Queensland Revenue Office

How to lodge a transfer duty transaction (paper settlement)

This tutorial will help you lodge a transfer duty transaction in QRO Online for a paper settlement.

If you’re settling in the electronic conveyancing network, use the eConveyancing tutorials for:

  1. Log in to QRO Online.
  2. Select View accounts and choose the relevant client from the list.
  3. Select Lodgements from the left-hand menu.
  4. Select Create transaction.

  1. Enter your file reference in My reference.
  2. Select the Transaction classType of dutiable transaction and Type of dutiable property from the corresponding drop-down menus.

Our toolkits will help you to select the correct options for your transaction.

  1. Enter the Transaction/document date.

You can enter an unconditional date. Read the public ruling on extension of time to lodge (DA019.1) to find out when this can be done.

  1. Answer the question: Is there an agreement in writing?
  2. If the transaction includes a pursuant transfer, answer Yes to the question: Does this transaction include a transfer(s) assessed under section 22 of the Duties Act 2001?
  3. Answer the question: Has duty been previously paid on this agreement?
  4. Select Save as draft, then Next.

  1. Answer the questions.
  2. Complete the Property details.
  3. If your transaction includes real property, select Add property to complete the real property details.
  4. Select Save. Repeat the process if there are additional properties.
  5. If your transaction includes dutiable property other than land, enter the details in Detailed description of property (other than land).
  6. Complete the remaining fields, then select Next.
  7. Select Transferors, then Add transferor.
  8. Complete all mandatory fields.
  9. Enter a Contact number or a Mobile number.
  10. Select Save. Repeat for all transferors.
  11. Select Transferees.
  12. Answer the question: Are any of the transferors related to any of the transferees?

If the parties are related, you may have to obtain a valuation of the dutiable property. Read the public ruling on residential property valuations (DA505.1) for more information.

  1. Select Add transferee.

Complete all mandatory fields.

  1. Enter either a Contact number or a Mobile number.
  2. Select a Concession type from the drop-down menu, if a concession is being claimed. The residential land concession toolkit and family business concession toolkits will help you decide if a concession applies to your transaction.
  3. Select Save. Repeat for all transferees.
  4. Select Save as draft, then Next.

  1. Answer the question: Is the consideration for this transaction less than the unencumbered value of the property included in this transaction?
  2. Complete the mandatory fields.
  3. Answer the question: Is an exemption being claimed?

Our duties exemption toolkits have information on which exemptions can be self assessed.

  1. Answer the question: Does this transaction form part of an arrangement that includes other dutiable transactions (Section 30 applies)?

The aggregated transactions (s.30) toolkit will help you with those transactions.

  1. Select Save as draft, then Next.

The liability is the total of duty and any unpaid tax interest.

  1. Check that the duty payable is consistent with any calculations you have done before. If not, review your data (including the consideration) and make sure you have applied any relevant concessions.
  2. If applicable, enter the amount of duty that was payable on a previous option agreement and the relevant transaction number. Select Calculate to recalculate the liability.
  3. Select Save as draft, then Next.

  1. Complete the Declaration and select Review.
  2. Check that all data has been entered correctly before submitting the transaction.
  3. Select the Edit icon to correct any errors in the different sections.
  4. Select Submit when all the data is accurate.

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Last updated: 16 March 2023