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Direction des Services Fiscaux

Le Panorama
57 rue Grimaldi
MC 98000 MONACO

Department of Tax Services :
(+377) 98 98 81 21
(+377) 98 98 81 22

Fax : (+ 377) 98 98 81 55

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from Monday to Friday

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Direction des Services Fiscaux

Le Panorama
57 rue Grimaldi
MC 98000 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9h30 to 17h00 from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+ 377) 98 98 81 21

Phone : (+ 377) 98 98 81 22

Fax : (+ 377) 98 98 81 55

Send us an email
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Principle

Registration duties are levied on formalities to register transfers or civil or judicial acts.

Documents requiring registration

The following documents must be registered, within strict deadlines:

  • Notarial acts
  • Judicial documents 
  • Extrajudicialdocuments
  • Declarations of inheritance
  • Some private agreements, which must be drawn up in triplicate in writing, such as:
  • Tenancy agreements, which must be registered within a deadline of three months
    • All other documents relating to non trading companies which must be registered within a deadline of one month, before being registered with the Trade Registry
    • Deeds of sale for boats, before the boat is registered
    • Documents showing proof of ownership of a vehicle or aircraft prior to official registration of ownership
    • Deeds relating to the sale of a business

The following documents are exempt from registration:

  • Documents relating to public administration and the general interest
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates and any copies issued
  • Passports
  • Mortgage registration and land publication certificates, non-registration certificates issued by the Registrar

Other documents may be subject to registration, but this is not obligatory, unless you wish to use the document for legal purposes or to submit to an authority.

Rates applied

Registration fees are levied at either a fixed rate or a proportional rate, depending on the nature of the document.  The fixed rate fee is usually 10€.

The duties most commonly applied are:

  • Duty of 1 % for tenancy agreements, levied on the annual rent plus charges
  • Duty of 2% for convictions
  • Duty of 3 % for mortgage agreement documents, for the engrossed copy
  • Duty of 5 % on the sale of movable property.  This duty is reduced to 2 % for some sales at public auctions
  • Duty of 6.5 % on the sale of real estate
  • Duty of 7.5 % on transferring business or customer list
  • Transaction fees of 1 % for land publication
  • Transaction fees of 0.65 % for mortgages

 

The  Act n. 1.381 of 19/06/2011on registration fees payable on transfers of property and property duties is intended, in particular, to amend the rates of duty on the sale of real estate (6.5%) and transaction fees for land publication (1%).

When carried out for the benefit of persons who meet the criteria of transparency laid down by law, property sales are now subject to proportional duty of 4.5% (instead of 6.5%).  In other cases, these transactions are subject to proportional duty of 7.5%.

With regard to land publication a fixed fee of 10 euros replaces the proportional duty of 1%.  Transactions involving a transfer of ownership remains subject to duty of 1%, when these transactions are subject to VAT.

How to obtain the required documents

To get these documents, you can:

  • Obtain blank lease agreements from stationery shops or estate agents
  • Obtain tax stamps and stamped paper from the Registration Division of Department of Tax Services or from tobacconists
Last update: 10/12/2012

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