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Published on 20 December 2017

An absentee owner surcharge applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee individual, corporation or trust.

If you are an absentee owner at 31 December, the surcharge will apply in the 2018 land tax year. The surcharge is calculated on the total taxable value of Victorian land you own and will be included in your Victorian land tax assessment.

If you are an absentee owner, you must tell us before 15 January 2018 using our Absentee Owner Notification Portal.

From 2018, an absentee beneficiary of an absentee trust may be eligible for an exemption from the absentee owner surcharge.