How Do I Avoid Stamp Duty In Victoria?

Who is eligible for stamp duty concession?

First home buyers For new and existing homes valued less than $650,000, or $350,000 for vacant land, NSW residents may be able to apply for a full exemption.

For those purchasing a home between $650,000 and $800,000, or vacant land between $350,000 and $450,000, may be eligible for a concessional rate..

Do you pay stamp duty if you are over 65?

Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia do not currently offer a seniors-specific stamp duty concession, although WA does have a general concession for off-the-plan apartments (as at 20 April 2020).

Will stamp duty be abolished in Victoria?

Stamp duty will be abolished for first home buyers buying property valued under $600,000. There will also be tiered reductions for first home buyers purchasing property valued between $600,000 and $750,000.

Is stamp duty payable on transfer of property between family members in Victoria?

This means transfers to someone who you are legally married to, or to someone with whom you are in a genuine domestic relationship, irrespective of gender, are free from stamp duty. All other transfers to relatives attract stamp duty even where the property is gifted and no money, or ‘consideration’ is paid.

Is stamp duty payable on inherited property in Victoria?

There are no inheritance taxes or death duties in Victoria. If property is given to beneficiaries in accordance with the will no capital gains tax or stamp duty will be payable by the estate or beneficiaries at the time. … These entities do not pay tax and so the capital gains tax (if any) must be paid by the estate.

Do pensioners have to pay stamp duty on cars?

If you hold a valid pension or concession card, you may be eligible for other vehicle registration exemptions, such as motor vehicle tax and other registration fees, but will generally still need to pay stamp duty.

Who is exempt from stamp duty in Victoria?

Finally, the Victorian government also provides a stamp duty exemption to pensioners buying a home valued at under $330,000 and a concessional rate to pensioners buying a home valued between $330,001 and $750,000. To be eligible, you need to hold an approved concession card and intend to live in the property.

How do I calculate stamp duty in Victoria?

How is stamp duty calculated in Victoria? The amount of duty payable is calculated on a sliding scale, starting at 1.4% for properties whose dutiable value is $25,000 and going up to 5.5% for properties with a dutiable value of $960,000 and above.

Why is stamp duty so high in Victoria?

The past housing boom sent dwelling prices skyrocketing, increasing the rate of duty payable. … This means the average Melbournian now has to pay, on average, an additional nine weeks of salary to cover the inflating cost of stamp duty,” said Cressida Wall, Property Council of Australia’s executive director for Victoria.

How much does it cost to transfer a house title in Victoria?

If no money is changing hands such as a gift or change of ownership share, the Title Office will charge you a $87.30 fee in the 2018-2019 financial year. If the property is sold, the title office will charge you a transfer fee based on the contract price listed on the Transfer of Land.

Do I have to pay stamp duty in Victoria?

When do you pay stamp duty in Victoria? Different states in Australia have different payment terms for stamp duty. In Victoria, you are required to pay within 30 days of settlement of your new purchase.

Is there a way around stamp duty?

2. Transfer a property. If the deeds of your home have been transferred to you, mortgage free, by someone else – either as a gift or in a will – then you won’t have to pay stamp duty on the market value of the property.

Do seniors pay stamp duty in Victoria?

In Victoria, eligible pensioners are entitled to a one-off stamp duty concession or exemption when they purchase a new or established property valued up to $750,000 to occupy as their principal place of residence. … No stamp duty concession or exemption is available for property that exceeds $750,000.

Has stamp duty been Cancelled?

We have a page on NSW stamp duty changes with information on stamp duty waiver for first home buyers, effective from 1 August 2020.

Who pays stamp duty in Victoria?

When is stamp duty payable in VIC? The purchaser or transferee is liable to pay the duty. Until 2012 duty was payable within 3 months of settlement. However on 29 November 2011 Victorian Government introduced changes to the Duties Act 2000 to reduce the period for the payment of duty.