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Would a reduction in Stamp Duty increase property turnover?

By: Leanne Pilkington
April 30, 2012 15:42
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Evidence in other states suggests it would.

REINSW said its research showed that when property transfer taxes were cut in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, government revenues actually increased.

Between 2003 and 2006, WA cut property transfer duties by 0.9 per cent, yet related revenues rose by $706 million.
Similarly in the NT, property transfer rates were cut by 0.45 per cent and resulted in an increase of $20 million in related revenue – a rise of 20 per cent.

Stamp duty in NSW is now so high that it really is a disincentive to people moving.  Perhaps the government should think about it laterally and look at what might happen with a decrease in duty.

rebonline.com.au 

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Leanne has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry and in this time has developed an extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of real estate services. She has a thorough grasp of the issues that affect the NSW property market.

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