Vacant and absentee notifications due, and clearance certificate payment update

Vacant and absentee notifications due, and clearance certificate payment update

SRO news and updates

Notifications due 15 January

Notifications for vacant residential land tax and the absentee owner surcharge are due by 15 January 2019. If you made a notification last year, you only need to make a new one if your circumstances have changed. 

Vacant residential land tax

If you own a property in one of 16 council areas that was unoccupied for six months or more in 2018, you must notify the SRO via the vacant residential land tax portal.

Absentee owner surcharge

An absentee owner surcharge applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee individual, corporation or trust. If you are an absentee owner, you must notify the SRO via the absentee owner notification portal.

Clearance certificate payment options delayed

New options for paying the tax listed on land tax clearance certificates have been delayed and will now be available in early 2019. Once the new options are available, certificates will allow you to pay by credit card or BPAY.

Click on the link below to submit your notification.

https://www.sro.vic.gov.au/land-tax

Source: State Revenue Office eNewsletter. State Government of Victoria (State Revenue Office)