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Other Acts exemption (s.430) toolkit

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    This toolkit brings together everything you need to know about self assessing transactions that are exempt from transfer duty under certain legislation.

    Section 430 of the Duties Act 2001 provides an exemption for specific instruments and transactions under the following legislation:

    • Ipswich Trades Hall Act 1986—for giving effect to a provision of this Act
    • Local Government Act 2009—for implementing a local government change under this Act.

    You cannot self assess transactions under the following legislation:

    • Government Owned Corporations Act 1993
    • River Improvement Trust Act 1940.

    As a registered self assessor, if you determine that an exemption under the Ipswich Trades Hall Act or the Local Government Act will apply to an instrument or transaction, you must self assess it in QRO Online.

    Assessing an instrument or transaction under other Acts exemption

    Here are some tips to help you self assess this type of transaction in QRO Online.

    How to lodge online

    You must complete all mandatory fields under each tab in QRO Online. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk. There are some specific data entry requirements.

    • Answer Yes to the question: Is the consideration for this transaction less than the unencumbered value of the property included in this transaction?
    • Enter the unencumbered value of 100% interest in property if known; if unknown, enter $0.00 (nil).
    • Select Yes to the question: Is an exemption being claimed?
    • Select s.430 exemption instruments and transactions under other Acts from the Exemption type drop-down list.

    Non-Australian entity

    When a transaction includes real property, each transferor and transferee must declare whether they are a non-Australian entity.

    A non-Australian transferor or transferee must complete an identity details annexure.

    For transferors, an email is automatically generated through QRO Online when the transaction is lodged, asking the transferor to complete an online identity details annexure. Contact us for help if you cannot obtain the transferor’s email address.

    Transferees must complete an identity details annexure and you must enter these details in QRO Online.

    Records you need to keep

    For this type of transaction, you must keep:

    • a completed dutiable transaction statement (Form D2.2)
    • copies of any documents relating to the exemption
    • evidence of how the transaction meets the particular legislative exemption requirements
    • an identity details annexure for each non-Australian transferee, if the transaction involves real property.

    Find out more about your record-keeping obligations.

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    Last updated: 10 November 2023