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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2681 ..


Answers to questions

Housing—land tax(Question No 362)

Mr Cain asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 6 August 2021:

(1) How many vacant residential properties were assessed for land tax, for each quarter in each financial year from 2018-19 to present.

(2) What was the total value of land tax levied, for each quarter in each financial year from 2018-19 to the present.

(3) How many vacant residential properties were taxed, broken down by each suburb, for each quarter in each financial year from 2018-19 to present.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) & (3) Land tax applies to properties that are not an owner’s principal place of residence. Given this, the ACT Revenue Office does not collect and record data that identifies vacant residential properties.

(2) The total land tax assessed for each quarter of the financial years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 is tabled below. There is no data for 2021-22 as yet.

Financial Years

Total land tax – Quarter 1 (‘000)

Total land tax – Quarter 2 (‘000)

Total land tax – Quarter 3 (‘000)

Total land tax – Quarter 4 (‘000)

2018-19

$34,381

$34,465

$33,854

$34,374

2019-20

$36,125

$36,038

$35,658

$35,556

2020-21

$37,601

$37,621

$36,401

$37,459


Government—lease arrangements(Question No 363)

Mr Cain asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 6 August 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Planning and Land Management):

(1) How many development leases had their commencement date during the financial years of (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19, (d) 2019-20 and (e) 2020-21.

(2) Are development leases classified as residential land, rural land or commercial land as each of these is defined under the Rates Act 2004.

(3) What reasoning lead to such classification(s) referred to in part (2).

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:


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