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Companion Card

Companion Card

Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Card

Centrelink and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Card

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card

Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card

Seniors Card

Seniors Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

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Below is the list of concessions available in the property, water and land tax category. To view each concession, click on its name. To expand or collapse the information for every concession use the links below:

    PROPERTY, WATER AND LAND TAX

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    • Duty on transfer of business assets (not land)

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption from duty on the transfer of business assets (other than land) between relatives is available in some circumstances.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
       6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty on intergenerational rural transfers

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption from duty on the transfer of property, used solely or principally for primary production, is available when the property is transferred to a relative, to a trustee or company for the benefit of relatives.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty on the transfer of matrimonial property following a marriage breakdown

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption from duty on the transfer of matrimonial property from one spouse to another, or to a child of the marriage, is available to:

      • partners in a marriage that is dissolved or annulled (or, in the opinion of the Commissioner, has irretrievably broken down)
      • a child of the relationship under the age of 18 years.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty on the transfer of property following breakdown of a personal relationship

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption from duty on the transfer of property from one partner to another, or to a child of the partners of a personal relationship (married, non-married and carer relationships) is available to:

      • partners in a personal relationship that is terminated
      • a child, of the partners, under the age of 18 years.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty on transfer of real property into joint names

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption from duty on the transfer of property into joint names is available to:

      • partners in a marriage or personal relationship (significant and carer relationships).

      Only available for their principal place of residence.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on primary production land

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A land tax concession may be available for land that is used substantially for the business of primary production.    

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Water and sewerage concession

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      Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

      Eligible customers can receive a Tasmanian Government funded concession of up to $192 ($96 for water, $96 for sewerage) off their water and sewerage service charges for the 2018-19 financial year.

      The amount of concession available will be proportioned in accordance with the date the application is received by TasWater.

      To be eligible you must be legally responsible for the account and occupy the property as your principal place of residence.

      Eligible concessions are:

      • DHS Health Care Card
      • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
      • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”).

      For more information:

      TasWater
      Phone:
      136 992
      Email: enquiries@taswater.com.au
      Web: www.taswater.com.au

    • Land tax on principal residence land

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A land tax concession may be available for land (as at 1 July each year):

      • on which a dwelling exists and
      • which is the owner’s principal place of residence.

      A rebate on land tax is available on land:

      • on which a dwelling is built as the principal residence of the owner during the year.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on principal residence land in transitional circumstances

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      Rebate of land tax is available to all owners of land (as at 1 July each year) where the owners have two principal places of residence in transitional circumstances.

      The rebate applies where owners have purchased a new principal place of residence before 30 June but not yet sold their previous principal place of residence by that date.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
        6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on principal residence land affected by a natural disaster

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      The principal residence land concession may continue to apply for land that has been subject to fire, flood or a similar disaster.

      From 1 July 2013, where a property has a principal residence land classification and is affected by a natural disaster (the land is not suitable to be occupied as principal residence land), the property will, in certain circumstances, continue to receive the principal residence land classification for up to two financial years following the disaster.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone: 6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on principal residence land following the death of the owner

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      The principal residence land concession may continue to apply for one further financial year following the death of an owner of a property.

      From 1 July 2017, where a property has a principal residence land classification and the owner (who was residing at the property) dies, the property will, in certain circumstances, continue to receive the principal residence land classification for the financial year following the death.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone: 6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty for first home buyers of established homes

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A 50 percent duty concession for first home buyers of established homes is available where the property:

      • being acquired has a property value of $400,000 or lower and
      • transfer complete within 12 months of 7 February 2018.

      Specific conditions apply to the concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance:
      Phone: 6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email: dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web: www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Duty for pensioners downsizing to a new home

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A 50 per cent duty concession for eligible pensioners who sell their existing home and downsize to a new home is available where the property:

      • being acquired has a property value of $400 000 or lower and
      • sale of their existing property completes within 12 months of 10 February 2018; and
      • value of the new property is less than that of the existing property being sold.

      Specific conditions apply to this concession which is only available for their principal place of residence.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email:
      dutyhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web:
      www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on adjoining principal residence land

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      A land tax concession may be available for land adjoining principal residence land (as at 1 July each year):

      • where an owner holds two properties on separate titles that adjoin each other, and one of those properties is the owner’s principal residence land, the second property may also qualify for a principal residence land concession.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this concession.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone:
      6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email:
      taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web:
      www.sro.tas.gov.au

    • Land tax on properties with short term accommodation converting to long term rental

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      Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria

      An exemption for land tax is available for properties where short term accommodation is converted to long term rental.

      The exemption is available for one year for properties where each dwelling on the land is converted from short term accommodation to long term rental.

      Detailed and specific conditions apply to this exemption.

      For more information:

      Department of Treasury and Finance
      Phone: 6166 4400 or 1800 001 388
      Email:
      taxhelp@treasury.tas.gov.au
      Web:
      www.sro.tas.gov.au