Extension granted for investors ahead of $70m in land tax cuts

The State Government has extended the deadline by which land owners are asked to advise Revenue SA of their individual land holdings and ownership interests, in preparation for the introduction of $70 million in land tax cuts next financial year.

South Australians now have until July 31 (instead of June) to confirm and update their land holdings, confirm and update company group information and notify the Government of land held on trust.

Treasurer Rob Lucas said the Government wanted to ensure investors were given as much time and opportunity as possible to provide their relevant details to Revenue SA.

“For many people this will be a relatively simple process, but we do understand for others it may be a more detailed exercise that could require expert legal or financial advice,” said Mr Lucas.

“Changes to land tax laws passed by the Parliament late last year mean land holders now have new reporting obligations in relation to their land holdings and we want to assist companies and individuals to do that in a way that minimises worry or concern.

“For that reason, I have asked Treasury to extend the deadline to July 31 to give investors (and, in some cases, their advisors) maximum opportunity to fill out their form, and Revenue SA enough time to collate the information in time for the introduction of $70m in land tax cuts for 2020-21.”

As part of the Government’s historic land tax reforms, South Australians will save $189m in land tax over three years.

For more information, visit www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au

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