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Briefing Note: SACOSS' Land Tax and Public Housing Investment Proposal

Download the Briefing Note: SACOSS Land Tax and Public Housing Proposal

The SACOSS proposals are that the government’s bill be amended to:

  • change the tax scale so that a top rate of 2.9% will apply to land holdings over $5m (with the government’s 2.4% rate applying between $1.1m and $5m)
  • double the surcharge on trusts (to an additional 1%)
  • invest the revenue retained by these measures (approximately $40m p.a.) in the maintenance and expansion of public and community housing.

This Briefing Note is a short version of the proposals and discussion contained in our submission on the government's Draft Land Tax Amendments bill 2019.

Published Date: 
Thursday, 24 October 2019