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Stamp Duty calculation correction on Illustrations Plus

9th September


We have been undercharging stamp duty to Queensland Flexible Lifetime – Protection (FLP) customers who commenced their policies after 1 August 2013. On that date, Queensland stamp duty rates for relevant life insurance benefit types increased from 7.5% to 9%.

On 11th September 2020, the QLD stamp duty rates for FLP will be updated in AMP Illustrations Plus (iPlus) to reflect a ‘default’ rate of 9% in any increase/alteration quotes.

As a result of the adoption of the default rate there will be an impact to increase quotes for policies with:
- a residential address in QLD, according to AMP Life’s records, and
- a commencement date prior to 1 August 2013.

The stamp duty rate in the quote will be overstated by up to 1.5% however these customers will continue to be charged a 7.5% stamp duty rate on their policy.

We plan to update our Product Administration systems to reflect the actual stamp duty rate in 2021. Further details on impacted customers and when the change will occur will be announced closer to this date. It is important to note that we will not be charging customers for the stamp duty we undercharged on their past insurance premiums.

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