Stamp Duty and Land Tax

Stamp Duty is a tax incurred for specific documentation and transactions such as:

  • Motor vehicle registration and transfers
  • Insurance policies
  • Leases and mortgages
  • Purchase agreements
  • Transfers of property

The rate of stamp duty varies according to the type of document and value of the transaction involved. Depending on the nature of the transaction, certain concessions and exemptions may be available.

Land tax is an annual tax payable by owners of land. A landowners place of residence is generally exempt from land tax.

If you are a business owner and own the property you run a your business from, it is likely you will need to pay land tax.