Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

Prosper has released our latest report, Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm. The report challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve. ...
Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition

Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition

Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm, released by Prosper Australia challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve.    Read the full...
August Monthly Discussion: Help us launch our stamp duty to land tax transition plan

Stamp Duty to Land Tax

Stamp Duty to Land Tax Designing the Transition Read the Paper  Why replace stamp duty with land tax? Stamp duty is an unfair tax. People who have to move because they can’t afford their mortgage anymore or because they are going through a divorce, are taxed heavily...
Why Land Tax?

Why Land Tax?

Why Land Tax? There is a finite amount of land on earth. Land, and the rights to everything contained within it, therefore, cannot be treated in the same way as other things in our global marketplace. Most other things, such as toothbrushes, cake, and dry cleaning...

A Land Tax for the Top End?

Amid recent GST distribution cuts of $400m p.a. (about 12% of revenue) and a flagging property market, the Northern Territory Government is facing severe fiscal challenges. The NT is the most stamp duty reliant government in the federation, and has been hard hit an...

Horror 1400 per cent land tax hike shock

The Cohen family, holders of The Block Arcade in Collins Street Melbourne, must meet a massive rise in State Land Tax after the Valuer-General’s biennial land revaluation. Their 2017 tax bill is $450,000, up from $30,000 last year. According to the AFR, the Cohens...