DescriptionThis video will you understand how land tax is calculated
Land tax is calculated using a scale of rates. Each bracket in the scale contains a base amount of tax and then a percentage rate of tax. You can calculate land tax using our online calculators.
Let’s say your total taxable value was $650,000 - you would be in the $600,000 - $1,000,000 bracket. In this bracket, you would pay $975 on the first $600,000 of taxable value.
On the remaining $50,000, you would pay 0.5 per cent on every dollar, or $250. The base tax is added to this amount to arrive at a total of $1,225.
If you hold land on trust, or are an absentee owner, a different scale of rates will apply.