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24/1/2019
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Foreign Buyer DutyNavigating the expectations of buyers in understanding their requirement to remit foreign buyer duty is inevitable. The declaration must be made by the buyer and it is strongly advised that you do not assist buyers in making any determination on their behalf where there is any doubt.  Foreign individuals are classified as an individual who is not an Australian citizen, or does not hold a permanent or special category visa. In other words, if you are either (i) Australian citizen;...

2018/2019 Landgate regulated fee and commercial (non-regulated) price increases

6/1/2019
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Regulated products and services From 1 July 2018, Landgate’s regulated fees are due to increase approximately 1.5 per cent,in line with the average forecast rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The proposed fees are available on our website. Please be aware these are subject toapproval from the Governor in Executive Council and publishing in the Government Gazette. The final fee schedule will be on Landgate’s website as soon as this approval is received. Commercial (non-regulated) products and services From 1...

More Paper Forms for Buyers to complete post 1/1/19

19/12/2018
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Foreign Buyers DutyFor transactions executed on or after 1 January 2019, an additional 7% duty will be chargeable on the dutiable value of certain acquisitions of residential property by foreign buyers.Each person acquiring land in Western Australia must complete a foreign buyers declaration form HERE declaring whether they are a foreign person.The Online Duties system will be modified to allow self-assessment of most dutiable transactions that are chargeable with foreign buyers duty.Residential property For the purposes of the foreign buyers duty, residential property...

Foreign Buyers Duty Surcharge

10/10/2018
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CIRCULAR 17 DUTIES ACT 2008 Foreign Buyers Duty The Duties Amendment (Additional Duty for Foreign Persons) Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) was second read into Parliament on 13 June 2018. The Bill operates to amend the Duties Act 2008 (‘Duties Act’) to impose additional duty on certain transactions involving foreign persons or entities acquiring residential property in Western Australia.These amendments are subject to the passing of the Bill by Parliament and the granting of Royal Assent. The changes are proposed to come into effect on 1 January...

Duties Lodgment and Assessment changes

16/8/2018
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Duties document lodgment and assessment form As part of the Office of State Revenue’s strategy to increase our digital services a new duties document lodgment and assessment form will be available on our website from Monday 20 August 2018.The new form will replace the carbon copy form previously used to lodge documents with the Commissioner for a duty assessment.The new form must be completed by all lodging parties who lodge transactions for immediate assessment at the public counter, and to lodge...

Strata Titles Act Reform update

11/7/2018
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Milestone achieved!The most significant changes to strata in over 20 years have been confirmed following the passage of the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018 on 1 November 2018 and 6 November 2018 respectively.What happens now?Landgate’s focus will now be on completing the regulations to support the amended Strata Titles Act 1985 and the new Community Titles Act 2018. Landgate will continue consulting with public, government, industry and community stakeholders on those regulations.How to stay informedFor further information on the reforms, refer...