The Victorian State Budget was delivered on Thursday 20 May 2021 with a long term plan to help Victorians recover. This Budget invests in the support people need and the Victorian workers needed to deliver it.
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The key points impacting individuals and business are:
|Measure||Expected start date (if legislated)|
|Mental health and wellbeing levy (payroll tax surcharge). A payroll tax surcharge on wages paid in Victoria by businesses with national payrolls over $10 million a year. A rate of 0.5% will apply for businesses with national payrolls above $10 million, and businesses with national payrolls above $100 million will pay an additional 0.5%.||1 January 2022|
|Bringing forward of the increase in the payroll tax threshold from $650,000 to $700,000.||1 July 2021|
|Bringing forward of the reduction in the regional employer payroll tax rate from 2.02% to 1.2125%.||1 July 2021|
|New premium land transfer duty (stamp duty) rate for property transactions with a value above $2 million, increasing stamp duty payable to $110,000 plus 6.5% of the dutiable value in excess of $2 million.||Applies to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2021|
|Temporary land transfer duty (stamp duty) concessions for new residential property within the City of Melbourne local government area with a dutiable value up to $1 million. |
– A 50% concession will be available for new residential properties.
– A full exemption will be available for new residential properties that have remained unsold for 12 months or more since completion of construction.
|– Concession applies to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2021 and on or before 30 June 2022 |
– Exemption applies to contracts entered into on or after 21 May 2021 and on or before 30 June 2022
|Temporary increase in the eligibility threshold for the off-the-plan duty concession to $1 million for all home buyers.||Applies to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2021 and on or before 30 June 2023|
|The land tax rates for high value landholdings will increase: |
– for taxable landholdings exceeding $1.8 million — the land tax rate will rise by 0.25 percentage points, and
– for taxable landholdings exceeding $3 million — the land tax rate will rise by 0.30 percentage points.
|2022 land tax year|
|The general land tax threshold will increase from $250,000 to $300,000. (The land tax threshold for land held on trust remains unchanged at $25,000.)||2022 land tax year|
|The vacant residential land tax exemption for new developments will be extended to apply for up to two tax years.||2022 land tax year|
|New Distillery Door Grant scheme for Victorian distilleries.||2021-22 and 2022-23 financial years|
The overall spending summary is as follows:
To read more about all the support measures included in the Budget, click here to view the Budget Papers.
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