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.


Related content

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.

The KPMG name and logo are trademarks used under license by the independent member firms of the KPMG global organization. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation. For more information, contact KPMG's Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services Group at: + 1 202 533 4366, 1801 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Connect with us


Want to do business with KPMG?


loading image Request for proposal