Breakdown of marriage and domestic relationships - exemption - (transfers between natural persons)
Sections: s44(1)(a), (b)(i) and (c)(i)
Lodgement category: Spouse or Domestic Partner Transfer
Sub category: Breakdown of Relationship transfer between spouses/domestic partners
A transfer of dutiable property made solely because of a breakdown of a marriage or domestic relationship is exempt where:
- the transferor is:
- a party or both parties to the breakdown of a marriage or domestic relationship, and
- the transferee is:
- a party or both parties to the marriage or domestic relationship, and
- no other person takes or is entitled to take an interest in the property.
There can only be a maximum of two transferees and both transferee(s) and transferor(s) must be people, not a company or a trust.
Transfer of interest to a third party is dutiable.
For transfers where the only persons on the transfer are the parties to the breakdown of a marriage, use the Digital Duties Form.
Guide to Spouse/Domestic Partner Property Transfers in Duties Online
Lodge before settlement through Duties Online
Last modified: 12 December 2022