From 1 January 2018, a vacant residential land tax applies to homes in inner and middle Melbourne that were vacant for more than six months in the preceding calendar year. This is a new Victorian tax, and is different to land tax, the absentee owner surcharge and the federal annual vacancy charge.
The vacant residential land tax is assessed by calendar year (1 January to 31 December) and the six months do not need to be continuous.
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Please contact Andrew Marshall or Janine Orpwood at Langley McKimmie Chartered Accountants on (03) 5427 8100 to discuss further.