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Victorian land tax relief: Update on measures and eligibility

Victorian land tax relief: Update on measures and eligibility

The Victorian Government has announced land tax relief measures for landlords and commercial owner-occupiers for the 2021 land tax year. These measures are in addition to measures announced in relation to the 2020 land tax year.

For additional information regarding these changes access our factsheets to determine the land tax relief measures available to you.

Land tax relief measures in 2021

Broadly, the following land tax relief measures are available:

  • Landlords and commercial owner-occupiers can now access a land tax discount of up to 25% of the 2021 land tax liability.
  • Deferral of the 2021 land tax (and any 2020 land tax previously deferred under the 2020 relief measures) until 30 November 2021.
  • Landlords of properties with multiple tenancies may be eligible for a discount of up to 25% of the property’s total land tax plus a deferral.
  • Owner-occupiers of commercial properties that run a business from the property may also be eligible for the discount and deferral.

To access land tax relief, you need to meet the relevant eligibility criteria.  There are different eligibility criteria for the different land tax relief measures.  We have summarised the eligibility criteria for each land tax relief measure for you – access our Victoria land tax relief guide 2021.

The closing date for 2021 land tax relief applications is 30 June 2021.

Changes to 2020 land tax relief

Between April and September 2020, the Victorian Government announced various land tax relief measures for landlords and owner-occupiers of Victorian properties in relation to the 2020 land tax year.

The eligibility criteria for the 2020 land tax relief measures have been updated in recent months, particularly in respect of multi-tenanted properties – view our Victoria land tax relief guide 2020. The closing date for 2020 land tax relief applications is 31 March 2021.

Contact your Pitcher Partners representative for more information regarding the land tax relief measures in 2020 and 2021.

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