March 15, 2021 Share: Stamp Duty Cost gets Further Deducted for Women Investors To encourage women home seekers the Govt. of Maharashtra on Monday 8th of March declared a concession rate of 1% on stamp duty over the current rates. The government made it clear that the deduction would be provided only if the sale or transfer of property was made in the name of a woman or women. He also mentioned a possible revenue loss of about Rs 1000 crore due to the concession being offered. In order to revive the rocky state of the real estate between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Maharashtra announced to slash stamp duties on housing units to 2% until 31st Dec 2020. These tax rebates from the state government saw a large incoming flow in the registry of properties especially for the month of February. Around 10.000 registries of housing units were seen in Mumbai in February 2021 according to sources. According to data provided by Propstack, there was an increase of about 34%, as properties amounting to Rs 11,745 crore had been sold in Mumbai in February alone. The entire cost of properties in September 2020 was about t ₹9,025 crores; ₹11, 640 crores in October; ₹14,395 crores was recorded in November; ₹34,025 crores and ₹10,170 crores in December and January 2021 respectively.