Finance Ministry: Stamp Duty Exemption for First-Time House Buyers From Jan 1, 2019
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First-time homebuyers will be fully-exempted from paying stamp duty for properties up to RM1mil from Jan 1, says the Finance Ministry.
Its minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) said the move was primarily to increase home ownership as well as to stimulate the sluggish residential real estate market that has resulted in an overhang of unsold developer units.
"As announced in Budget 2019, the Pakatan Harapan government has agreed to give 100% stamp duty exemption as incentive for the purchase of first homes.
"This move is among the many measures to solve the issue of oversupply of residential properties which continue to increase," he said in a statement on Saturday (Dec 29).