State Taxes: stamp duties, land tax and more

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State Taxes

Stamp duties, land tax and more

Stamp duty, land tax and a variety of other taxes imposed by each of the states and territories add cost and complexity to doing business and acquiring property in Australia.

Stamp duty, land tax and a variety of other taxes imposed by each of the states and territories add cost and complexity to doing business and acquiring property in Australia. Our state taxes specialists can help resident and non-resident entities successfully navigate this complex and frequently changing legislative landscape.

We offer practical, commercially focused solutions across a wide range of state taxes including:

  •  All types of duty - i.e. stamp duty, land transfer duty, business transfer duty, landholder and land rich duty, corporate trustee duty, insurance duty and lease-related duties
  • Land tax
  • Duty and land tax surcharges on residential property acquisitions by foreign buyers
  • Mining and petroleum royalties
  • Congestion/commercial parking levies
  • Land development, improvement and related infrastructure levies (including Victoria’s Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution).

Our services include identifying the stamp duty and other state taxes consequences of a wide range of transactions – including complex infrastructure projects, real property and asset acquisitions, corporate restructures, and merger and acquisition activity. We can assist businesses at all stages of the transaction process, from the transaction planning phase through to helping with tax and duty compliance obligations following completion.

We have experience dealing with the various state and territory revenue authorities, including obtaining rulings, managing objections and appeals against assessments, and providing advice and assistance when investigations or reviews are initiated.    

Our state taxes specialists can help you understand the state taxes implications for your business and transactions, and will work with you to identify available exemptions, concessions and other opportunities to support you in paying the appropriate amount of duty or tax.


Published: November 2017

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Robert Nguyen

Robert Nguyen

Partner, Tax

Robert is a partner with Deloitte Australia’s Indirect Tax practice, and is the national leader of the firm’s team of state taxes specialists. Robert has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with comp... More

Nicholas Clifton

Nicholas Clifton

Partner, Tax

Nicholas is a partner with Deloitte Australia’s Indirect Tax practice, and leads a team of state taxes specialists based in Melbourne. Nicholas specialises in stamp duty, land tax and various other st... More

James Petterson

James Petterson

Partner, Tax

James is a Partner in Deloitte’s Tax practice, specialising in stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax and state royalties across all Australian jurisdictions. Prior to joining Deloitte, James gained over 1... More