Conveyance by return

If you are a conveyancer or solicitor you can apply to self-assess and remit stamp duty on approved documents using the online Conveyance by Return scheme (CBR).

Once approved, you are granted access to the INTRA the online CBR system which allows you to record the details of each conveyance or deed you process.

INTRA automatically calculates the stamp duty payable and generates a monthly return listing all the transactions processed in the month.

You must pay the stamp duty by the 15th of the following month.

You can also search documents previously stamped by you under the scheme.

For more information read the conveyance by return: user guide (692.2 kb).

How to apply

To apply, fill in the online form through the Territory Revenue Office's INTRA system.

After you apply

If you are successful, you will be able to assess stamp duty on certain documents.

You can assess

You can assess single conveyances between non-related parties of:

  • residential property
  • commercial property where there is no associated conveyance of business property
  • single conveyance to a nominee pursuant to a contract of sale where the nominee is specified in the contract.

Deeds approved by the Territory Revenue Office (TRO) can also be assessed for stamp duty.

You can't assess

You can't assess the following conveyances for stamp duty:

  • any contract where the buyer shown is described as :and/or nominee" and the transferee differs from the buyer or nominated buyer
  • any transaction where the total amount expressed in the contract or transfer does not reflect the full unencumbered value of the property
  • conveyances between related parties.

How to use INTRA

To process a document in INTRA, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1. Log into INTRA.

Step 2. Enter details of each document you have assessed.

Step 3. INTRA will calculate the amount of stamp duty payable and record the document.

Step 4. You will then collect the assessed stamp duty from the client and stamp the document with the rubber stamp provided to you.

Step 5. The client's payment must be banked into your trust account.

Step 6. At the end of the month, you will get a monthly return statement outlining the total amount of duty payable in relation to all transactions processed in that month.

Step 7. You must check the statement against the transactions to make sure all were recorded in INTRA.

Step 8. You must ensure that the stamp duty amount is made to the TRO within 15 days after the close of the month.

How to pay

Payments can be made by:

Electronic funds transfer (EFT)

National Australia Bank
BSB: 085-933 
Account number: 187 960 174 
Account name: DTF Territory Revenue Office

If you transfer money to the TRO you must include a correct EFT code.

Include the EFT code in the reference field so we know it is from you.

How to get your EFT code 

For employers using INTRA for payroll tax returns, the EFT code will appear on the return lodged screen.

For all other returns based taxes your EFT code consists of:

  • your registration number
  • your tax code (INS for general insurance)
  • the four digit number representing the month and year of the return period (eg: 1217 for December 2017).

If your payment relates to a stamp duty lodgement or instalment arrangements contact the TRO on 1300 305 353 or email ntrevenue@nt.gov.au.

The TRO will assist you in identifying your EFT payment code prior to remitting your payment.

Cheque and money order

Cheques are to be made payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies.

Post cheque and money orders to:

Territory Revenue Office
GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801

In person - cash or cheque only

Darwin

Territory Revenue Office
Level 14, Charles Darwin Centre
19 The Mall
Darwin

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
The office is closed from 2pm on the last Tuesday of each month.

Alice Springs

Department of Corporate and Information Services
1st floor, Alice Plaza
Parsons Street
Alice Springs.

Payments in person should be made during business hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.21pm.

You cannot make payments by credit card.

For more information on payment options, please call the TRO on 1300 305 353 or email ntrevenue@nt.gov.au.

Contact

For more information contact:

Territory Revenue Office
GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 1300 305 353
ntrevenue@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 27 March 2018