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Broader university exemption for Windfall Gains Tax, VIC

Further to legislation passed in November 2021, current proposed amendments to Victoria’s Windfall Gains Tax expands exemption for universities. Introduction of Bill includes a further exemption State Taxation and Treasury Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (part 8) provides an exemption from the Windfall Gains Tax for land owned by a university in certain circumstances.  Background The […]

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 […]

Federal Budget Webinar 2022/23

With the Federal election around the corner, how will the Federal Budget support Australia’s economic recovery and encourage sustainable growth? Covid-19 continues to present significant challenges with labour shortages, supply chain issues and inflationary pressures. Australian businesses want to know how Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will tackle our economic recovery. Join us for the 2022/23 Federal […]

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 […]

Mental Health & Wellbeing Levy

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Levy will fund a complete rebuild of the mental health program in Victoria. This will be implemented as a payroll tax surcharge and come into effect from 1 January 2022. What is the Mental Health and Wellbeing Levy? The Mental Health and Wellbeing Levy was a recommendation of the Victorian […]

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 […]

Victorian Universities – Windfall gains tax & changes to charity land tax exemption

Changes to charity land tax exemption to increase University land tax bills. The recently released Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021 has introduced Victoria’s new Windfall Gains Tax and included changes to the charity exemption for land tax. This should be considered closely by Universities that hold land […]

Windfall gains tax

After being deferred 12 months from the original Victorian Budget announcement, the windfall gains tax (WGT) will come into effect on 1 July 2023. This applies to uplifts in land value resulting from amendments to planning schemes that take effect on or after 1 July 2023 and is payable by the owner of the land […]

Victorian Build to Rent Concessions introduced

The Victorian Government has introduced Build to Rent Concessions in the form of a 50% reduction in land tax and an exemption from the land tax Absentee Owner Surcharge. Build to Rent (BTR) projects which will in turn ensure Victorians have access to more rental homes and a greater range of housing options. BTR Benefits […]