First Home Owner Grant and Deferred Duty
The ACT Government introduced the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) on 1 July 2000. The grant aims to encourage home ownership by providing financial assistance to eligible people buying their first home. The ACT Revenue Office oversees the FHOG.
From 1 July 2019 the FHOG will change. Eligible applicants who enter into a transaction with a commencement date on or after this date will not be entitled to the FHOG payment, however, may still be eligible for deferred duty.
To be entitled to the FHOG payment if you are building a home, the commencement date for your transaction must be on or before 30 June 2019.