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What are the requirements for stamp duty and land tax in New South Wales?


Stamp duty and land tax are taxes that are payable to the government on the transfer of ownership of a property in New South Wales, Australia.

Stamp Duty: In New South Wales, the amount of stamp duty that is payable on a property purchase depends on the purchase price of the property and whether the buyer is a first-home buyer or not. 

The current stamp duty rates for first home buyers are lower than non-first home buyers and also have different thresholds. It's important to note that stamp duty rates and thresholds are subject to change and it's best to check the current rates with the Office of State Revenue.

Land Tax: In New South Wales, land tax is calculated annually on the value of the land you own on 31 December of each year. The rate of land tax depends on the value of the land and the land use. The current thresholds for land tax in New South Wales are:

  • $0 - $434,000: no land tax is payable.
  • $434,001 - $3,000,000: land tax is charged at $100 plus 1.6% of the value above $434,001.
  • $3,000,001 and above: land tax is charged at $53,335 plus 2% of the value above $3,000,000.

There are also exemptions and concessions available for land tax, such as the principal place of residence concession, which may reduce the amount of land tax payable.

 It's important to note that land tax rates and thresholds are subject to change and it's best to check the current rates with the Office of State Revenue.

It's always best to seek professional advice if you have questions about your specific situation.

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