NSW small business stamp duty exemption declaration

What is the NSW small business stamp duty exemption declaration?

From 1 January 2018, some small businesses may be eligible to seek exemption from paying NSW stamp duty on certain types of insurance.

What is a small business?

Revenue NSW has stated that you are a small business eligible to seek a stamp duty exemption if you are an individual, partnership, company or trust that is carrying on a business, and the business has an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million. Aggregated turnover is your Australia wide annual turnover plus the annual turnovers of any business entities that are your affiliates or are connected with you.

Which insurance types will the exemption apply to?


 Insurance type  Cover affected 
Commercial vehicle insurance Motor vehicles used primarily for business purposes.
Commercial aviation insurance Aircraft used primarily for business purposes.
Occupational indemnity insurance Insurance covering liability arising out of the provision by a person of professional services or other services (other than medical indemnity cover).
Product and public liability insurance Insurance covering liability for personal injury or property damage occurring in connection with a business or arising out of the products or services of a business.

How do I apply for the exemption?

To receive the exemption, please complete this declaration declaring that you / your client are a small business. Email the completed declaration to NSW.stampduty@qbe.com or to your broker / representative. Customers with aviation insurance please email the completed declaration to aviation.admin@qbe.com