NSW Insurance Duty Exemption Declaration

From 1 January 2018 eligible small businesses (generally with less than $2 million turnover) will not be required to pay duty on certain types of insurance, including:

Commercial vehicle insurance - for a motor vehicle used primarily for business purposes

Occupational indemnity insurance (or professional indemnity) - covering liability arising out of the provision of professional or other services (other than medical indemnity insurance)

Product and public liability insurance – insurance covering liability for personal injury or property damage occurring in connection with, or arising out of the products or services of, a business


You are a small business for the current year if:

  • you carry on a business in the current year; and
  • one or both of the following applies:
    • you carried on a business in the previous year and your aggregated turnover for that previous year was less than $2million;
    • your aggregated turnover for the current year is likely to be less than $2 million

Declare your exemption

Or for more information regarding the insurance duty exemption for small businesses, visit our Stamp Duty Explained page.

Declare exemption

Visit the business declaration page:

Declare your exemption