Stamped papers printed are those on which the correct stamp is affixed by an official authorized to do the same. Otherwise, the stamps are either embossed, engraved or embossed by postage machines, which is usually done by banks after which the tax can be deposited. Most state stamp laws do not contain any provisions regarding electronic records, except that some, as in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Stamp Act, 1958 (“MSA”) refer to electronic records in the definition of “instrument”. States such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan refer to electronic documents in the definition of “instrument” and therefore levy stamp duty on electronic documents. However, there is always a risk of fraudulent stamp papers, especially those worth more than 10,000 rupees. The Stamps and Registration Department, Karnataka`s third revenue-generating division, is combating the threat of counterfeit stamps through the innovation of electronic stamp papers. However, it is also important that the general public is equipped with the necessary knowledge to differentiate between fake papers and real stamp papers. The economy of each country is based on agreements and contracts in which two parties agree on certain conditions, set out in black and white, which become binding when signed by both parties. Agreements that are the soul and heart of business must be legally enforceable. They are legally enforceable if they comply with the provisions of the Indian Stamp Act 1899 in conjunction with the Registration Act 1908.

Therefore, they should be properly stamped because they are valid in the eyes of the law. The physical transfer of property is not considered valid in the eyes of the law. In order to make such a real estate transaction valid, the buyer must pay stamp duty, since proof of purchase has been provided. Stamp duty is therefore the state tax paid at the time of the real estate transaction that makes the transfer certificate valid in court. In the first category, stamp duty remains fixed regardless of the value indicated in the document or instrument. For example, adoption certificate, legal clerkship status, appointment in the exercise of power, apprentice certificate, indemnity, cancellation certificate, duplicate, charter party, copy of extracts, indemnification guarantee, power of attorney, etc. In the third category, stamp duty depends either on the actual market value or on the value mentioned in the document, whichever is higher. For example, purchase contract, development contract, gift exchange, company deed, transfer of real estate, trust deed, division, etc. Under the Indian Stamp Act of 1889, stamp duty must be paid to record and track all transactions. Thus, stamp duty is like proof that the agreement took place between the parties. It is a legal person valid as evidence in the event of a dispute before a court.

In 2016, the amendment to the Indian Stamp Act took the form of the Debt Collection Bill 2016. This article will allow you to know everything about stamp duty. As for the duty of the State, it generally varies from one State to another. Nevertheless, there is a general model that is followed. For example, let`s take a look at the stamp duty levied by the Karnataka state government. Apart from the above documents, the Karnataka State Government imposes stamp duty: In general, it is easy to calculate stamp duty according to the rates provided for by the Indian Stamp Act or the State Stamp Act. But sometimes the person paying the tax is unable to calculate the correct stamp duty and ask the stamp collector for help. The legislative power to modify or levy stamp duty is decided by both the state and the central government. This classification can be understood by examining the Seventh Annex of our Constitution, which contains the Central List, the State List and the Simultaneous List. when the central government decides on stamp duty on bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes, bills of lading, letters of credit, insurance policies, transfer of shares, bonds, powers of attorney and receipts; The state legislature has the word in all other documents except those mentioned above (some of which are mentioned below) However, there is another protocol for documents such as farmland sequence, property taxes, taxes on goods transported by rail and air, interstate trade/commerce, and taxes on the sale and purchase of newspapers, including notifications if the central government decides on the amount of stamp duty to be paid, but the state government levies the same. .