Singapore Government has on 11 January 2013 introduced a slew of measures to dampen the demands of private and public housing, and also industrial properties. Housing loan measures are also introduced.

Despite the last anti-speculative measures in 2011, demands for private and public residential properties have continue to rise, and prices of private properties in sub-urban areas have also risen.

Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates will be raised between five and seven percentage points across the board. The new measures will come into effect on 12 January 2013. Refer to table attached.

Sources (IRAS):

IRAS Annoucement: 11 January 2013 Singapore Property Cooling Measures (effective date: 12 January 2013) 
Details of the ABSD measures: Annex 1
Housing Loan measures: Annex II
Public Housing measures: Annex III and Annex IV
e-Tax Guide on ABSD (Revised)
Seller’s Stamp Duty Measures on Singapore Industrial Properties

IRAS Annoucement: 11 January 2013 Singapore Property Cooling Measures (effective date: 12 January 2013)
Details of the ABSD measures: Annex 1
Housing Loan measures: Annex II
Public Housing measures: Annex III and Annex IV
e-Tax Guide on ABSD (Revised)
Seller’s Stamp Duty Measures on Singapore Industrial Properties