The Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP, recently announced a number of proposed reforms affecting duty and tax relating to property, which will be contained within the 2017/18 Victorian Budget, subject to the passing of the 2017/18 Victorian Budget.
Property transfers between spouses and de facto partners
Property transfers between spouses and de facto partners will no longer be exempt from stamp duty from 1 July 2017. Exemptions for the principal place of residence and for transfers following a relationship breakdown will remain in place.
This proposed reform has created a level of flux in the property market, given that implementation is to occur within a matter of weeks from the date of announcement and the absence of a transitional regime.
Valuation of properties for land tax
From 2019 property valuations will occur annually, rather than every two years.
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