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:. Documentary Stamp Tax

Contents

 

Description

Documentary Stamp Tax is a tax on documents, instruments, loan agreements and papers evidencing the acceptance, assignment, sale or transfer of an obligation, right or property incident thereto.


Tax Form

BIR Form 2000 (Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration Return)


Documentary Requirements

1) Photocopy of document(s) to which the documentary stamp shall be affixed, in case of constructive affixture of Documentary Stamp Tax

2) For metering machine users, a schedule of the details of usage or consumption of documentary stamp

3) Proof of exemption under special law, if applicable

4) Duly approved Tax Debit Memo, if applicable


Tax Rates

Tax Code Section
Document
Taxable Unit
Tax Due Per Unit
% of Unit
Taxable Base
174
Debentures and Certificates of Indebtedness
P200.00 or fraction thereof
P1.50
.75%
Face value of Document
175
Original Issue of Shares of Stock with par value

Original Issue of Shares of Stock without par value

P200.00 or fraction thereof

P200.00 or fraction thereof based on actual consideration

2.00

2.00

1%

1%

Par value of shares of stocks actual consideration for the issuance of shares of stocks
176
Sales, Agreements to Sell, Memoranda of Sales, Deliveries or Transfer of Due-bills, Certificate of Obligation, or Shares or Certificates of Stock
P200.00 or fraction thereof
1.50
.75%
Par value of such due-bills, certificate of obligation or stocks
177
Bonds, Debentures, Certificate of Stock or Indebtedness issued in foreign Countries
P200.00 or fraction thereof
1.50
.75%
Par value of such bonds, debentures or Certificate of Stocks
178
Certificate of Profits or Interest in Property or Accumulation
P200.00 or fraction thereof
.50
.25%
Face value of such certificate / memorandum
179
Bank Checks, Drafts, Certificate of Deposit not bearing interest and other Instruments
On each Document
1.50
   
180
Bonds, Loan Agreements, Promissory Notes, Bills of Exchange, Drafts, Instruments and Securities Issued by the Government or any of its Instrumentalities, Deposit Substitutes Debt Instrument, Certificates of Deposit bearing interest and others not payable on sight or demand (except loan agreement or promissory notes exceeding P250,000.00 for personal use or family use)
P200.00 or fraction thereof
.30
.15%
Face value of the instrument/document
181
Bills of Exchange or order drawn in foreign country but payable in the Philippines
P200.00 or fraction thereof
.30
.15%
Face value of such bill of exchange or order or the equivalent of such value, if expressed in foreign currency
182
Foreign Bills of Exchange and Letter of Credit
P200.00 or fraction thereof
.30
.15%
Face value of such bill of exchange or order or the equivalent of such value, if expressed in foreign currency
183
Life Insurance Policies
P200.00 or fraction thereof
.50
.25%
Amount Insured by the Policy
184
Policies Of Insurance upon Property
P4.00 premium or fraction thereof
.50
12.5%
Premium charged
185
Fidelity Bonds and other Insurance Policies
P4.00 premium or fraction thereof
.50
12.5%
Premium charged
186
Policies of Annuities, Annuity or other instruments
P200.00 or fraction thereof
1.50
75%
Capital of annuity, or if unknown 33 1/3 times the annual income
186
Pre-Need Plans
P500.00 or fraction thereof
.50
.10%
Value or amount of the Plan
187
Indemnity Bonds
P4.00 or fraction thereof
.30
7.5%
Premium charged
188
Certificates of Damage or otherwise and Certificate or document issued by any customs officers, marine surveyor, notary public and certificate required by law or by rules and regulations of a public office
Each Certificate
15.00
   
189
Warehouse Receipts (except if value does not exceed P200.00)
Each Receipt
15.00
   
190
Jai-alai, Horse Race Tickets, lotto or Other Authorized Number Games
P1.00 cost of ticket and

Additional P0.10 on every P1.00 or fraction thereof if cost of ticket exceeds P1.00

.10
10%
Cost of the ticket
191
Bills of Lading or Receipts

(except charter party)

Each Proxy
15.00
   
193
Powers of Attorney
Each Document
5.00
   
194
Lease and other Hiring agreements of memorandum or contract for hire, use or rent of any land or tenements or portions thereof
First 2,000

For every P1,000 or fractional part thereof in excess of the first P2,000 for each year of the term of the contract or agreement

3.00

1.00

 

1.5%

1%


 
195
Mortgages Pledges of lands, estate, or property and Deeds of Trust
First 5,000

On each P5,000 or fractional part thereof in excess of 5,000

20.00

10.00

.4%

.2%

Amount Secured

Amount Secured

196
Deed of Sale, instrument or writing and Conveyances of Real Property (except grants, patents or original certificate of the government)
First 1,000

For each additional P1,000 or fractional part thereof in excess of P1,000

15.00

15.00

1.5%

1.5%

Consideration or Fair Market Value, whichever is higher (if government is a party, basis shall be the consideration)
197
Charter parties and Similar Instruments
1,000 tons and below

 

 

 

 

1,001 to 10,000 tons



 

 

 

Over 10,000 tons

P500.00 for the first 6 months PlusP50 each month or fraction thereof in excess of 6 months



P1,000 for the first 6 months
Plus P100 each month or fraction thereof in excess of 6 months



P1,500 for the first 6 months
Plus P150 each month or fraction thereof in excess of 6 months

 


Procedures

File BIR Form No. 2000 in triplicate (two copies for the BIR and one copy for the taxpayer) with the Authorized Agent Bank (AAB) in the Revenue District where the seller or transferor is registered, for shares of stocks or where the property is located, for real property. In places where there are no AAB, the return will be filed directly with the Revenue Collection Officer or Authorized City or Municipal Treasurer.

Submit all documentary requirements and proof of payment to the Revenue District Office having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the seller.


Deadlines

The Documentary Stamp Tax return (BIR Form 2000) shall be filed in triplicate (two copies for the BIR and one copy for the taxpayer) within five (5) days after the close of the month when the taxable document was made signed, issued, accepted or transferred; when reloading a metering machine becomes necessary; or upon remittance by Collection Agents of collection from sale of loose stamps. The Documentary Stamp Tax shall be paid upon filing of the return.


Related Revenue Issuances

RR No. 6-2001, RMO No. 8-98, RMO No. 15-2001


Codal Reference

Sec. 173 to Sec. 201 of the National Internal Revenue Code


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who are required to file Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration Return?

a) In case of constructive affixture of documentary stamps, by the persons making, signing, issuing, accepting or transferring documents, instruments, loan agreements and papers, acceptances, assignments, sales and conveyances of the obligation, right or property incident thereto wherever the document is made, signed, issued, accepted or transferred when the obligation or right arises from Philippine sources or the property is situated in the Philippines at the same time such act is done or transaction had;

b) By metering machine user who imprints the Documentary Stamp Tax due on the taxable documents; and

c) By Revenue Collection Agent, for remittance of sold loose documentary stamps.

Note: Wherever one party to the taxable document enjoys exemption from the tax imposed, the other party who is not exempt will be the one directly liable to file Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration and pay the applicable stamp tax.

 

2) Where is the Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration Return filed?

In the Authorized Agent Bank (AAB) within the territorial jurisdiction of the RDO which has jurisdiction over the residence or principal place of business of the taxpayer or where the property is located in case of sale of real property or where the Collection Agent is assigned. In places where there is no Authorized Agent Bank, the return will be filed with the Revenue Collection Officer or duly authorized City or Municipal Treasurer where the taxpayer's residence or principal place of business is located or where the property is located in case of sale of real property or where the Collection Agent is assigned.

 

3) What are the documents/papers not subject to Documentary Stamp Tax?

  • Policies of insurance or annuities made or granted by a fraternal or beneficiary society, order, association or cooperative company, operated on the lodge system or local cooperation plan and organized and conducted solely by the members thereof for the exclusive benefit of each member and not for profit
  • Certificates of oaths administered by any government official in his official capacity or acknowledgement by any government official in performance of his official duty
  • Written appearance in any court by any government official in his official capacity
  • Certificates of the administration of oaths to any person as to the authenticity of any paper required to be filed in court by any person or party thereto, whether the proceedings be civil or criminal
  • Papers and documents filed in court by or for the national, provincial, city or municipal governments
  • Affidavits of poor persons for the purpose of proving poverty
  • Statements and other compulsory information required of persons or corporations by the rules and regulations of the national, provincial, city or municipal government exclusively for statistical purposes and which are wholly for the use of the Bureau or office in which they are filed, and not at the instance or for the use or benefit of the person filing them
  • Certified copies and other certificates placed upon documents, instruments and papers for the national, provincial, city or municipal governments made at the instance and for the sole use of some other branch of the national, provincial, city or municipal governments
  • Certificates of the assessed value of lands, not exceeding P200 in value assessed, furnished by the provincial, city or municipal Treasurer to applicants for registration of title to land

 

4) What are the implications of failure to stamp taxable documents?

  • The untaxed document will not be recorded, nor will it or any copy thereof or any record of transfer of the same be admitted or used in evidence in court until the requisite stamp or stamps have been affixed thereto and cancelled
  • No notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths will add his jurat or acknowledgment to any document subject to Documentary Stamp Tax unless the proper documentary stamps are affixed thereto and cancelled.



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