Australia: State governments provide land tax relief (COVID-19)

Australia: State governments provide land tax relief

Two states in Australia—South Australia and Western Australia—announced land tax relief for landlords that in turn have provided rent relief to tenants in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The South Australian government announced commercial and residential landlords are to be allowed a 25% reduction on their 2019-20 land tax liability when this tax relief benefit is passed on to their tenants as of 30 March 2020, or would be provided to tenants up to and including 30 October 2020. More information is available on the SA government website.

The Western Australian premier announced land tax relief for commercial landlords, with the relief equal to 25% of the landlord's land tax bill for 2019-20, provided that landlords reduce the rent for small business tenants affected by COVID-19. More information is available on the WA government website.

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