Can I claim refund of stamp duty in respect of unused cheques ?

Discussion in 'Banking, credit cards, etc' started by MrEarl, 10 Feb 2019.

  1. MrEarl

    MrEarl Frequent Poster

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if I can reclaim stamp duty previously charged by my Bank to my Current Account, in respect of unused cheques ?

    My thinking is that I am entitled to this, as it was charged in advance as the Bank anticipated that I would use all cheques, but if I return the unused cheques and ask for them to be cancelled, then I should be entitled to the stamp duty back for those cheques that were never used.

    Many thanks,
     
  2. 1dave123

    1dave123 Frequent Poster

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  3. aamusername

    aamusername Frequent Poster

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    I did this in 2013 with BOI - no problem at all to get the refund. I dropped into my branch with the cheques and it was all very straightforward.
     
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  4. Palerider

    Palerider Frequent Poster

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    Yes you can and should.
     
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  5. Alex

    Alex Frequent Poster

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    Yes you can. I have done it myself with PTSB.