Categories for Sub Division

11/8/2020
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Subdivider concession application REMINDER RevenueWA wishes to remind all landowners that applications for the subdivider concession close    31 August 2020. Early lodgment of the application form will ensure we can consider the concession when issuing assessments. Important The subdivider concession is a one-year concession from land tax. For the 2020–21 tax year, the concession applies to qualifying residential lots that were subdivided between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. Owners of these lots can pay land tax (and metropolitan...

Home Building Grant Schemes

5/8/2020
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General Update The contract date and commencement time frames are for the construction part of the schemes. The purchaser must have entered into the off-the-plan sales contract between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. Commonwealth Building must commence after 4 June 2020 and within 3 months after the building contract date (extensions of 3 months will be considered where the reasons for the delay are outside the control of the parties to the contract). State

Biosecurity and Agricultural Management (BAM) Act and Settlement

6/4/2020
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Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 Western Australia’s defences against potentially devastating pests and diseases were strengthened with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) coming into effect on 1 May 2013. What the BAM Act does. The BAM Act and associated regulations were enacted on 1 May 2013. The new BAM Act takes the place of 16 older Acts and 27 sets of regulations with one Act and nine sets of regulations and enhances protection of the...

GST Withholding Bill – new residential properties and subdivisions – expected 1 July 2018

2/9/2018
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The GST on property transactions measure has been introduced, as schedule 5 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018.To recap:The Government will strengthen compliance with the Goods & Service Tax (GST) law by requiring purchasers of newly constructed residential properties or new subdivisions to remit the GST directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as part of settlement. The measure will require the purchaser of newly constructed residential properties of new subdivisions to remit the GST...

Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property

27/4/2018
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LCR 2018/D1Purchaser’s obligation to pay an amount for GST on taxable supplies of certain real property “Schedule 5 of Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Act 2018 (the Act) introduces provisions that require a purchaser of certain types of real property to make a payment to the Commissioner that represents the GST payable by the vendor. As a consequence, the purchaser then does not have a liability to the vendor for that amount.  Subject to certain exclusions a purchaser’s liability...

Changes to REIWA General Conditions in 2018

21/2/2018
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Some highlighted changes to the 2018 version of Joint Form of General Conditions (JFGC), might mean that you could see some differences to the 2011 JFGC. Please note, we are not lawyers and are merely relaying some discussions as generically covered in an industry forum. The biggest concern was the ‘Lawyers picnic’ referenced as clause 9.3, where opposing lawyers could argue just about any outcome they desired, for a breach of warranty. Service by email still needed to be ‘signed’...