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When we write to you about a principal place of residence (PPR) investigation into land you own, we will ask you for specific information.

Your cooperation will help us complete the investigation as quickly as possible and may also help reduce any penalties which may be imposed as a result of the investigation.

Principal place of residence exemption - common errors

  1. Identify your State Revenue Office contact

    The letter we send you will include the name of the investigator responsible for your matter, their contact details and our investigation case (IC) reference number.

    Whenever you contact us in relation to the matter, use these contact details and quote the investigation case reference number.

  2. Gather required information

    The letter we send you will outline any specific requests, but generally you will be asked to provide:

    • Your current residential address, postal address, email and contact number.
    • Information on whether you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen with a special visa to stay in Australia. If you are none of these, tell us if you ordinarily reside in Australia and, if so, list the dates you lived in Australia during the investigation period.
    • For the period under investigation, a list of all other Victorian land you own or owned, especially if we have not identified this property, including:
      • the names of any other owners,
      • the sale and purchase settlement dates, and
      • whether you hold the land on trust.
    • Details of the trust arrangement if the land was held on trust.
    • Details of how the lands were and are used, including:
      • whether you lived at any of the properties and if so what dates,
      • whether the land was used for any other activities (with relevant dates), and
      • the dates for when any property was leased and details of the lease(s).
    • Supporting evidence for any claims you make, including:
      • contracts of sale or transfer documents for each property,
      • utility bills,
      • bank statements,
      • trust deeds and documents.
    • Any additional information you think would help resolve this matter.
  3. Lodge your response

    You can respond to our letter by mail, email or online or via a combination of these methods. You must respond by the due date specified in your letter. You can provide hardcopy documents or electronic copies of your evidence.

    You should quote our investigation case reference number in your correspondence.

    Mail

    If you are lodging all or some of your response by mail, send to:

    State Revenue Office
    GPO Box 1641
    Melbourne VIC 3001

    or via the Document Exchange service to:

    State Revenue Office
    DX 260090
    Melbourne

    Email

    If you are lodging all or some of your response by email, use the investigator email address referenced at the top of your letter.

    Use this option to provide us with any supporting evidence in an electronic format.

    Online

    If your investigation letter gives you the option to respond online, follow the prompts on screen. If some of your supporting evidence is not in an electronic format, send the hardcopies by mail.

    If you have any questions about how to supply your evidence, contact the investigator referred to in your letter.

Next Steps

Your response will form part of the investigation into the land you own. We will contact you if we require more information and will write to you when the investigation is finalised.

Take a moment to tell us why. If you'd like a response to your feedback, please contact us online instead.
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