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NSW property tax reform

The NSW Government has announced first home buyers will be able to choose to pay an annual property tax instead of stamp duty. This significant proposed property tax reform aims to reduce the upfront cost for purchasing a home. First home buyers purchasing properties up to $1.5m as their principal residence will now be able […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23

The Victorian Government has delivered the 2022/23 Budget with a clear emphasis on health, education and infrastructure projects in Victoria and no major surprises or material new taxes for Victorian businesses. Key takeaways Although there are no key tax measures introduced, direct property taxes will continue to be the source of over 50% of new […]

VIC State Budget 2022/23 – Property & infrastructure

The Victorian Government has continued its emphasis on infrastructure investment in this Budget with a focus on schools, health facilities and social and affordable housing. Significant measures New infrastructure spending: $1.6bn for construction and development of new schools and school upgrades $1.6bn for construction and development of new hospitals, health facilities and related upgrades $2.6bn […]

Build-to-Rent and Windfall Gains Tax panel discussion

The Victorian Government’s latest Build-to-Rent announcements and the Windfall Gains Tax are on the agenda at the next Hall & Wilcox panel discussion. SW’s James Ye (叶嘉) and Robert Parker will be joining experts Mark Dawson (Urbis), Sean Ryan (Greystar) and Meg Lee and Eugene Chen (Hall & Wilcox) at the next Hall & Wilcox property sector event in Melbourne. Global players in the […]

NSW significantly expands stamp duty regime

Broad ranging stamp duty amendments currently being considered in NSW include extending duty to change of beneficial ownership transactions, expanding anti-avoidance provisions, increasing penalties for SGEs and introducing promoter penalties. On 23 March 2022, the State Revenue and Fines Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2022 (NSW) was introduced into the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. The […]

Commercial tenant relief update – Victoria

The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2022 (Regulations) have been released, providing relief for eligible tenants from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022. Eligibility Tenants who are ‘small entities’ may be eligible. A $10m turnover threshold applies, which is based on the year ended 30 June 2021 in most cases. This is lower than […]

Property & infrastructure

The property, infrastructure and construction sectors can be volatile, subject to changing regulations and policies, and rapidly shifting economic and political conditions. If one thing is certain, it’s that uncertainty comes with the territory. So, it is a relief to know that in some of the most important areas of your business, such as taxes, […]

Victorian Property & Tax update

Learn the major changes in the Victorian property and tax landscape. Co-hosted with Bridgestone Property Group and Align Law, our experts discussed: Commercial real estate market update and recent transactions Windfall gains tax Build to Rent Concessions Your guides online James YeDirector, SW Robert ParkerConsulting Director, SW Chao ZhangDirector, Stonebridge Property Group Amber LiProperty Law […]

Land Development​ Victorian Final ruling DA-064

The ruling on the definition of ‘land development’ is of particular relevance to nomination arrangements under a contract of sale of land and to foreign purchasers in Victoria. In September 2020, draft ruling DA-064 on the meaning of the term ‘land development’ was released for consultation. The Victorian Commissioner’s view under the draft ruling was […]

NSW COVID-19 land tax relief

The NSW Government land tax relief is now available to commercial and residential landowners who provide a reduction in rent to tenants experiencing financial distress due to COVID-19. Following a similar scheme provided in 2020, the current program provides a reduction in land tax payable for the 2021 land tax year for eligible landowners providing […]