Queensland Scraps New Land Tax Modifications

Following weeks of criticism from all sides of the property business, the Queensland Authorities has determined to scrap its proposed adjustments to land tax.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was compelled to again down on the controversial tax regulation that may have probably price interstate and expat traders tens of hundreds of {dollars} per yr.

Beneath the proposed adjustments, property homeowners that held actual property property in a number of states, together with Queensland, could be topic to property taxes on the whole worth of their nationwide property holdings.

A transfer that business our bodies labelled a, “tax seize,” which might discourage funding within the state resulting in additional shortages of rental properties.

The tax additionally confronted the issue of an absence of assist from different states. Notably, NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, refused to cooperate in handing over any knowledge referring to Queensland residents,’ property holdings in NSW.

Economists assessed it will have an effect on roughly 10,000 traders, and get better nearly $20 million a yr, from 2023–24, for the Queensland State Authorities.

A spokesperson for State Treasurer, Cameron Dick, confirmed the land tax adjustments had been dumped. 

“The Treasurer stands by all the pieces he’s mentioned about land tax, however in fact he accepts the choice the Premier has made after speaking to different leaders,” the spokesperson mentioned. 

Mr Perrottet backed Ms Palaszczuk’s resolution to desert the tax.

“I applaud the choice, it was the precise one,” Mr Perrottet mentioned.

The transfer to desert the tax was additionally welcomed by renters throughout Queensland. The state is presently experiencing a extreme scarcity of rental inventory and a brand new tax that may probably see many traders compelled to promote their properties was trigger for alarm for a lot of business teams.

REIQ CEO, Antonia Mercorella, welcomed the information that would have broken property investor confidence at a time of the tightest emptiness charges in historical past.

“Abandoning the contentious land tax regime will deliver confidence again to the property investor market in a time of nice uncertainty,” Ms Mercorella mentioned.

“The REIQ has led the cost towards this land tax since December final yr and we labored with numerous stakeholders to battle the adjustments.”

Ms Mercorella mentioned the transfer to scrap the tax was the precise one.

“To ship shockwaves by way of the non-public housing funding market throughout a rental disaster was unprecedented and illogical,” she mentioned.

“The land tax adjustments would have additionally probably impacted industrial property funding and nationwide employers with Queensland domiciled premises.”

“We recognize the federal government’s transfer to shelve this retrograde tax reform and stay up for working with them on the Housing Summit in October to handle the state’s housing provide points.”

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles