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Published on 16 January 2020

The first of the 2020 land tax assessments will soon be distributed, with more to come over the coming months.

If you own property in Victoria, paying land tax depends on the land you own, what it is used for, and its total value. You pay land tax if the total value of all taxable land you own is $250,000 or more. Taxable land doesn't include exempt land, such as your principal place of residence.

If you are an absentee owner you may have to pay a surcharge.

Learn more about land tax assessments:

You can manage your land tax information quickly and easily via My Land Tax.

2019-20 Victorian bushfires

If you are impacted by the bushfires, we don’t want you to worry about your state taxes:

  • For impacted postcodes, we have placed a hold on land tax assessments.
  • If your property is destroyed or substantially damaged by the bushfires, you will receive relief in your 2020 land tax assessment for these properties.
  • In certain circumstances, land tax will be reduced on properties used to provide free accommodation for people who need it.

If you are affected by the bushfires and still receive a land tax assessment, please call us on 13 21 61 and we will place a hold on the assessment.

Read more about our tax relief measures.

Last modified: 16 January 2020
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