Electronic Duties Returns

Electronic Duties Return (EDR)

The NSW Government in the 2017 Budget announced changes to the Duties Act which are planned to take effect from 1 July 2017. Please see the budget announcements for a full overview of the proposed changes.

Please see EDR Updates for further information on any impacts to EDR processes.

Effective 1 July 2016, conveyancing documents which are able to be processed on Electronic Duties Returns (EDR), will no longer be assessed at Revenue NSW.

Revenue NSW will not accept documents that can be processed on EDR at the counter or through the mail.

You can now register for EDR and change your details online.

Electronic Duties Returns (EDR) is a service that allows an approval holder (approved person) to electronically assess and endorse a range of duties transactions, and pay duty by way of a periodic remittance.

An approved person (EDR client) sends information to us through a Client Service Provider (CSP).

Where can I find a list of documents that must be processed on EDR?

The Duties Document Matrix (PDF) identifies a list of transactions that can be processed on EDR and a general list of transactions which must be lodged with us.

Why should I use EDR?

By using EDR you can:

  • confirm the calculation of duty and interest payable on a Duties Notice of Assessment
  • view a Return Period Invoice of all endorsed transactions online
  • reduce your time and administration costs
  • control all instruments at all times, as they do not need to leave your premises
  • improve your customer service by delivering fast and efficient services
  • access a simplified settlement process.

When is EDR available?

EDR is available:

  • Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 11.00pm
  • Saturday: 7.00am to 2.00pm.

You receive instant confirmation enabling you to endorse documents.

How do I apply to become an EDR client?

To become an EDR client, follow these steps:

  1. Engage an approved Client Service Provider (CSP).

  2. Download Directions for using Electronic Duties Returns for a full explanation on how to use EDR and the functions available.

  3. Register for EDR online.

    Note: the Chief Commissioner may approve or reject any application.

  4. Complete EDR Online Training.
    If your application is approved, you will receive an email from Revenue Academy, Revenue NSW’s Online Learning Platform, with login details to access EDR Online Training. You are required to complete this training in order to progress your application.

    Visit the Revenue Academy website to complete your training.

    Note: Prior to the training, ensure your CSP system is operational.

Who are approved Client Service Providers?

The approved Client Service Providers are:

Approved settlement rooms

SAI Global Property, GlobalX Legal Solutions, Hazlett Information Services and Tri-Search provide over the counter stamping facilities.

Last updated: 10 August 2017