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Published on 26 October 2015
If you own property in Victoria, you may have to pay land tax.
From 1 January 2016, 0.5 per cent absentee owner surcharge on land tax applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee owner.
If you are an absentee owner as at 31 December 2015, you must notify us before 15 January 2016 or you may have to pay a penalty.
As part of its 2016-17 Budget, the Victorian Government has announced an increase in the rate of the absentee owner surcharge from 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent from 1 January 2017.