Stamp Paper: Kerala

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The Kerala Stamp Act, 1959

The Kerala Stamp Act, 1959 is a law that governs the use of stamps in the state of Kerala, India. It specifies the types of instruments that require stamping, the amount of stamp duty payable, and the procedures for stamping instruments.

The Act defines an “instrument” as any document that is used to create, transfer, or terminate a legal right or obligation. Some of the common types of instruments that are subject to stamp duty under the Act include:

  • Sale deeds
  • Mortgage deeds
  • Gift deeds
  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Agreements
  • Promissory notes
  • Bills of exchange
  • Cheques

The amount of stamp duty payable on an instrument depends on its nature and value. The Act provides a schedule that lists the different types of instruments and the corresponding stamp duty rates.

The Act also specifies the procedures for stamping instruments. Instruments can be stamped at any of the designated government offices, such as the Collector’s office or the Registration office. The stamp duty can be paid in cash or by cheque.

The Act also provides for penalties for non-compliance. If an instrument is not stamped, it is inadmissible in evidence and the person who executed the instrument may be liable to a fine.

Stamp Duty in Kerala

DocumentExplanationStamp Duty
Acknowledgement of a debtA written acknowledgment of owing a debt.Rupee 1
Administration BondA bond filed by administrators of an estate.Two rupees fifty paise for every Rs. 100 or part there of the amount or value or secured
Adoption DeedLegal document formalizing the adoption of a person.Rs. 50
AffidavitA written statement of facts sworn to be true.Rs. 10
Agreement or Memorandum of an AgreementA contract between parties outlining terms and conditions.Rs. 15
Appointment in Execution of PowerDocument appointing someone to execute a power.Rs. 75
Appraisement or ValuationDocument relating to the appraisal or valuation of property.Rs. 30
Apprenticeship DeedAgreement outlining terms of an apprenticeship.Rs. 10
Articles of Association of a CompanyDocument detailing regulations for a company’s operation.Rs. 1000
Articles of ClerkshipDocument related to a clerk’s articles of training.Rs. 500
AwardLegal decision or judgment by an arbitrator.Rs. 30 + 1.50 for every 1000
Bill of ExchangeWritten order to pay a certain amount to a specific party.Two rupees fifty paise for
every Rs. 100
BondAgreement with specified financial obligations.Two rupees fifty paise for every Rs. 100
Bottomry BondBond related to maritime law, involving ship and cargo.Two rupees fifty paise for every Rs. 100
CancellationDocument cancelling a previous agreement or transaction.Rs. 100
Certificate or Other DocumentGeneral term for various types of certificates.Rs. 0.50
Charter PartyAgreement for hiring a whole or part of a ship.Rs. 5
Composition DeedAgreement settling terms of debt repayment.Rs. 100
ConveyanceTransfer of property ownership.Rs. 6 on Every Rs. 100
Conveyance in the nature of part performanceConveyance showing partial transfer.Rs. 8 on Every Rs. 100
Copy or extractDuplicate copy or extract of a document.Rs. 10
Counterpart or duplicateDuplicate or counterpart of an original document.Rs. 15
Customs BondBond related to customs duties or taxes.Rs. 5 for every Rs. 100
DivorceLegal dissolution of a marriage.Rs. 10
Certificate of enrolment in the roll of advocatesEnrolment as a legal practitioner.Rs. 250
LeaseLegal agreement for property use.Explained Here
Letter of allotment of sharesLetter confirming allocation of shares in a company.Rupee 1
Letter of Credit (Letter of Guarantee)Financial instrument to ensure payment to a third party.Rupee 1
Letter of LicenseDocument granting a license for certain actions.Rs. 1
Memorandum of association of a companyLegal document outlining company’s constitution.Rs. 1000
Notarial ActAct performed by a notary public, often involving oaths.Rs. 15
Note or MemorandumWritten note or memorandum of a transaction.Rs. 0.75
Partnership DeedAgreement outlining terms of partnership.Rs. 100
Dissolution of PartnershipDocument regarding the dissolution of a partnership.Rs. 100
Power of AttorneyAuthorization to act on someone’s behalf.Rupee 1 apart from attorney to sell any immovable property
Surrender of LeaseDocument surrendering a lease agreement.Rs. 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

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