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This video will help you understand how land tax is calculated.


Land tax is calculated using a scale of rates. Each bracket in the scale contains a base amount of tax and then a percentage rate of tax. You can calculate land tax using our online calculators.

Let’s say your total taxable value was $650,000 - you would be in the $600,000 - $1,000,000 bracket. In this bracket, you would pay $975 on the first $600,000 of taxable value.

On the remaining $50,000, you would pay 0.5% on every dollar, or $250. The base tax is added to this amount to arrive at a total of $1,225.

If you hold land on trust, or are an absentee owner, a different scale of rates will apply.

Last modified: 1 April 2022
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