Land Rich Corporations

Effective 6 December 2016 the Land-Rich provisions contained in the Chapter 3 of the Duties Act 2001 were replaced by new provisions that impose Landholder duty.

Land-Rich Provisions still apply to transactions prior to 6 December 2016.

Land-Rich duty

Prior to 6 December 2016, Chapter 3, Part 2 of the Duties Act 2001 imposed duty on acquisitions of certain interests in Land Rich Corporations.

Land Rich Corporations were defined as private companies or private unit trust schemes that had:

  • land holdings in Tasmania with an unencumbered value of $500,000 or more; and
  • land holdings in all places, whether within or outside Australia, comprising 60% or more of the unencumbered value of all its property.

Persons who acquired a majority interest in a land rich corporation (an interest of 50% or more whether in one transaction or over a series of transactions) are required to:

Further information is available in the Land Rich Provisions Guideline.

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