Himachal Pradesh eStamp Paper

Himachal Pradesh eStamp

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Himachal Pradesh eStamp

A property buyer is required to pay charges in the form of stamp duty for registering any property in India. Previously, stamp duties were paid by purchasing stamp papers from authorised stamp vendors or treasury at the time of Himachal Pradesh property registration. The Department of Revenue, Government of Himachal Pradesh, has now facilitated the payment of Stamp Duty through the purchase of eStamp Certificate. In this article, we look at the procedure for purchasing Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate in detail.

Know more about TDS on Property Purchase

Stamp Duty

As mentioned above, stamp duty is a kind of tax that needs to be paid at the time of Himachal Pradesh property registration. This legal tax needs to be paid as proof for any purchase of immovable property or registration of deed in Himachal Pradesh. Stamp duty is calculated by the market value of the land.

Stamp Paper

Stamp paper is one of the traditional ways of paying property registration charges and stamp duty. The owner of land has to purchase a non-judicial stamp certificate from an authorised vendor or Treasury in Himachal Pradesh. Once the non-judicial stamp paper is obtained, the property transaction details will be noted on that paper, and it needs to be furnished for property registration.

Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate

Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate is a computer-generated alternative for conventional stamp papers. To avoid counterfeit stamp certificates and to make Himachal Pradesh property registration easy, the Government of Himachal Pradesh introduced estamping procedure. As per the Indian Stamp (Himachal Pradesh Amendment) Act, 1952, transaction above Rs. 1 lakh should be paid only with Himachal Pradesh estamp.

Benefits of Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate

Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate can be used for all transaction on which stamp duty is payable. Such transaction includes all transfer of documents such as lease deeds, mortgage deeds, exchange deeds, gift deeds, conveyance deeds, sale deeds, deed of partition, agreement of tenancy, leave, license agreement and power of attorney. The benefits of using Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate is explained in detail below:

  • Himachal Pradesh e-stamp Certificate is a convenient method for tax at the time of property registration
  • Usage of Himachal Pradesh e-stamp Certificate eliminates the need of non-judicial stamp Certificate s for deed registration
  • All details of property registration charges and rate of stamp duty can be obtained from a single online portal
  • Himachal Pradesh e-stamp Certificate online purchase makes the property registration process quick
  • Himachal Pradesh e-stamp Certificate is tamper proof
  • Validation is very easy with Himachal Pradesh e-stamp Certificate

Attribute in Himachal Pradesh eStamp Certificate

The Himachal Pradesh eStamp certificate will contain below-mentioned details.

  • Name of payee
  • Nature of property or land
  • Amount of stamp duty paid
  • Government Receipt Number (GRN)
  • Value of immovable property or land
  • Payment Date and Time
  • e-Stamp Certificate Serial number
  • Department Reference Numbers

Licensing Authority

The Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) is designated as the Central Record Keeping Agency for issuing Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate.

Calculate Stamp Duty Online

To generate e-stamp Certificate in Himachal Pradesh, you have to ascertain stamp duty and registration charges at first.  You can calculate stamp duty for a property registration through online duty calculator available in Himachal Revenue Department.

Step 1: To get the applicable stamp duty and registration fee, visit the duty calculator page of HP Revenue department webpage.

Step 2: You need to select deed type from the drop-down menu for registration.

Image 1 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate
Image 1 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

Step 3: You have to select the following details for calculating the applicable stamp duty and registration charges.

  • District, Village, Area Type
  • Financial year
  • Tehsil
  • Patwar Cycle
  • Kanoongo Circle

Step 4: After furnishing the details, enter captcha code shown and click on the Proceed button.

Step 5: Upon clicking on Proceed option, the page will redirect to a new page, where you have to select the category type.

Note: Circle rate will be varied concerning categories

Step 6: Provide details of Area Being Transacted. Market rate will be calculated based on these values.

Image 2 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate
Image 2 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

Step 7: Enter percentage of Female Share (if any). On the basis of the share details, actual Stamp Duty will be calculated.

Step 8: Enter the transaction amount, Duty will be chargeable on the Market value or Consideration Amount whichever is greater

Stamp Duty will be calculated automatically after providing all details. Note the stamp duty amount; it needs to be paid for obtaining e-Stamp certificate.

Procedure to Purchase Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

Once the assessment of the stamp duty to be paid for Himachal Pradesh property registration is done, you can purchase Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate. Procedure to purchase e-Stamp Paper is explained in step-by-step guidelines here:

Submit an Application

Step 1: Approach the nearest Central Record Keeping Agency or Authorised Collection (ACC).

We have here with attached an application form for Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate :


Step 2: After entering details such as property/land details, first party information, second party information, and the rate of stamp duty payable, furnish the application form at the concerned counter.

Make Payment

Step 3: You can make the payment (Stamp duty & Registration fee) through any of the following ways to get Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Demand Draft
  • Pay Order
  • RTGS
  • NEFT
  • Account to Account transfer

Get Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

Step 4: Once the payment for stamp duty is successful; the Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate will be generated and issued immediately.

Step 5: In the case of payment made via Cheque/DD, you will get a receipt from the counter. Upon crediting the amount to the CRA account, the applicant can get the Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate from the concerned counter.

Step 6: After obtaining the debit confirmation from the concerned bank, visit concerned counter; submit the transaction reference provided by the bank along with duly filled the e-Stamp certificate application form to get the e-Stamp certificate.

For registering property in Himachal Pradesh, visit the concerned registration office with the Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate along with the deeds.

Verify Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

For verifying Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate, you need to access the home page of the SHCIL web page. From the main page click on verify e-Stamp certificate option. The link will move to the new page.

Image 1 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate
Image 1 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

In the main page, select the state like Himachal Pradesh from the drop-down menu and provide following details for verification.

  • Certificate Number
  • Certificate Issued Date
  • Stamp Duty Type

By clicking the verify button, details of e-stamp certificate will be displayed.

Image 2 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate
Image 2 Himachal Pradesh e-Stamp Certificate

You can also verify the Certificate – via a barcode scanner. Provide the given alphanumeric string for verification. By clicking the verify button, details of e-stamp certificate will be displayed.

Note: The existing system for payment of stamp duty by stamp papers through treasury or stamp vendors will become available. The payment of stamp duty via franking will also be available.

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