Land tax search

​​​FoSolicitors and Conveyancers - only

Land Tax Searches are currently available for settlements occurring on or after 1 July 2021.

Follow your usual practice of using 'Edit' on the Land Tax Search screen in TRO to amend any change to a settlement date. For any property settling on or after 1 July 2021, please re-affirm (prior to settlement) the amount of land tax owing.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​A land tax search certificate shows the land tax payable for that property for the financial year, and includes an estimate of land tax owing by a property vendor at settlement date.

​A land tax search provides relevant information relating to land tax: 

  • For the vendor and the purchaser: the amount of land tax payable for the property for the financial year (with agreement, this will help you to calculate how much lad tax can be recovered by the vendor from the purchaser on settlement).
  • For the vendor: the total amount of land tax outstanding on the property you are selling and on all other properties on your land tax account (this amount must be paid before finalising the sale/transfer);  

Searches are based on the information available on the land tax database at the date and time of the search. A certificate is issued which includes the date and time of the search.

Refer to the Land tax search factsheet for additional information.

Search cost

The fee is $12.75 effective 1 July 2022. 

This fee is updated annually in accordance with the CPI adjustment factor provided for under Section 5 of the Fee ​Units Act 1997.

How to apply for a search

 To apply for a land tax search certificate from a Service Tasmania Shop or the State Revenue Office:

 Supporting documentation​​

 Provide a copy of the signed contract.

 To apply for a land tax search on Tasmanian Revenue Online​:

 Refer to the Legal practitioners and conveyancers - land tax search guideline for additional information.

 Supporting documentation

 ​Provide the land value (without improvements).


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