stamp tax


Definition of stamp tax

: a tax collected by means of a stamp purchased and affixed (as to a deck of playing cards) specifically : such a tax on a document (such as a deed or promissory note)

called also stamp duty

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Recent Examples on the Web There was also chatter about Mainland China decreasing its stamp tax, which led to a rally in financial stocks led by brokers. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Remember that Hong Kong just raised its stamp tax by 30% beginning in August to 13 basis points on buys and sells from 10 basis points today. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The bill would direct $200 million in documentary-stamp tax money to affordable housing, with $111.7 million going to efforts to combat sea-level rise and $111.7 million going to sewage treatment projects. Jim Turner,, 5 May 2021 India’s citizens paid a special stamp tax for a number of years to cover the expenses. WSJ, 1 Apr. 2021 Also, chatter that the Mainland stamp tax (which only applies to sales) might be cut lead to brokers rallying. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 After last week’s taper tantrum sell-off, Hong Kong was off as authorities said the Hong Kong stamp tax will not be expanded. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 The stamp tax was a significant negative catalyst for the market in general and Hong Kong Exchanges’ stock in particular, which fell -8.78% despite reporting strong earnings today. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 The stamp tax, collected within the colonies, was internal. William Hogeland, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stamp tax

1764, in the meaning defined above

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: a tax collected by means of a stamp purchased and affixed (as to a deed)


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