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The Victorian Government has announced land tax relief for landlords in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Landlords who provide tenants impacted by coronavirus with rent relief and those unable to secure a tenant because of the pandemic may be eligible for a 25% reduction on the property’s 2020 land tax. 

These landlords can also defer payment of their remaining 2020 land tax up to 31 March 2021

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The Victorian Government has announced land tax relief for commercial and residential landlords in response to coronavirus.

For more information on eligibility criteria, and the evidence you need to support your application, visit sro.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Eligible landlords can apply for the land tax reduction through My Land Tax, an online application for managing your land tax.

You can log in, or create a new registration for My Land Tax at sro.vic.gov.au/mylandtax.

Select 'COVID-19 land tax relief for eligible land owners' on the dashboard.

For the property you want to claim land tax relief, select 'Manage property' and from the drop down box, select 'I want to apply for COVID-19 land tax relief’.

Answer all questions in relation to your application and upload documentary evidence, as required, for your claim.

If you have more than one property for which you want to claim coronavirus land tax relief, you need to repeat these steps for each property. In other words, you cannot claim for all affected properties via one application.

Once you have submitted your application via My Land Tax, and any further eligibility conditions are settled, we will review it.

Before finalising your application, we may need to contact you for more information and await any related information that we need. You can track your application’s progress from within My Land Tax.

If your application is allowed, we will automatically defer payment of any outstanding land tax from your 2020 assessment up to 31 March 2021.

Last modified: 1 May 2020
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