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Charging stamp duty on the GST inclusive price of a commercial property purchase, is the state government capitalising on a federal government tax.
Perhaps you’ve never considered the ‘tax on a tax’ before or even been made aware of it during a previous purchase, but the state government is double dipping, taking advantage of buyers when they pay GST on a commercial property purchase.
An eye-opening example:
Scenario – $4,000,000+GST purchase of an empty factory in Queensland.
Now, if stamp duty were not levied on the refundable GST portion, this would bring the stamp duty cost down from $233,525 to $210,525.
This is a difference of $23,000 (plus reduced transfer fees of close to $1,500) the QLD Government is benefiting from funds that it would not otherwise be entitled to. Not only is this taxing a tax but taxing a refundable tax, a $400,000 sum that does not even make up part of the bottom-line purchase price of the property.
It is imperative that you’re prepared for all costs associated with a property purchase. Always seek legal advice and speak with your accountant prior to purchase to avoid any unexpected additional costs at settlement.
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