Welcome to the ACT Revenue Office website.  This website provides information about how duties and taxes are administered in the ACT, including rates, thresholds and calculators.  Advice on various concessions and grants for ACT property transactions is also included.  All amounts are shown in Australian dollars.

Notice on Land and Building Contracts

On 20 December 2013 the ACT Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the matter of Commissioner for ACT Revenue v Araghi [2013] ACTCA 54 (“the judgment”). The judgment concerned the correct amount of duty payable under the Duties Act 1999 with respect to the sale of a property and the construction of a home in the suburb of Crace. The Court of Appeal has now ruled that, in such cases, duty is only payable on the contract for the sale of the land and not on the interdependent building contract. The Commissioner for ACT Revenue will assess transactions similar to the Crace arrangements accordingly, and will accept applications for reassessment of those contracts within a limited time and subject to certain conditions.

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