He made the statement after an interview in The Times which claimed he was supporting such a move.
The policy has been touted by trade body the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) as a way to help encourage people to move.
However, Javid, who Johnson appointed as Chancellor on becoming Prime Minister, has now rejected the idea outright.
In a tweet on Sunday, Javid said: “To be clear, I never said to @thetimes I was planning to put it on sellers, and I wouldn’t support that.”
He added that bold measures were needed on housing, “but this isn’t one of them”.
In the Times interview, when asked about the policy, Javid said he was a “low tax guy” and wanted to see simpler taxes, but did not outright endorse the mooted stamp duty change.
More speculation about stamp duty this morning. To be clear, I never said to @thetimes I was planning to put it on sellers, and I wouldn’t support that. I know from @mhclg that we need bold measures on housing – but this isn’t one of them. https://t.co/9OVk3XiqMd
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) August 18, 2019
Brokers not swayed
The AAT published the report ‘Time for Change: Alternatives to tax rises’ in September 2018 outlining some details of its proposals.
The AAT believes that the change would increase the amount of house purchases by reducing immediate upfront costs for all home buyers except down sizers, which in turn should free up smaller properties for first-time buyers.
But, sellers could add the cost onto the asking price of the property, or sales could be deterred if sellers were unable to command the asking prices that they needed.
Phil Hall, head of public affairs and public policy at the AAT said: “We do not believe that switching stamp duty liability is a panacea, but it would be considerably fairer, simpler, more effective and cheaper than the current stamp duty regime.”