State Tax Reform

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State Tax Reform

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State Tax Reform aims to make South Australia the most attractive state for business.  The reform will provide $670 million in tax reductions over four years to 2018-19, including ongoing reductions from the abolition of stamp duty on non-real property and non‑residential real property transfers of over $235 million each year from 2018-19.

Announced as part of the 2015-16 State Budget the South Australian government is reforming taxes to help businesses invest, grow and create jobs, benefitting commercial and industrial businesses in northern Adelaide.

The first one-third reduction in stamp duty on non-residential, non-primary production, real property transfers has been brought forward for immediate implementation (December 2015).

South Australia is now the lowest taxing state for commercial property transfers.

A further third reduction in stamp duty rates will occur on 1 July 2017, before full abolition on 1 July 2018. Following the abolition South Australia will be the only jurisdiction not to charge stamp duty on non-residential real property transfers.

The small business payroll tax rebate has also been extended for an additional year to 2015-16 and will provide relief of up to $9,800 for eligible businesses.


Department of Treasury and Finance
Mr Greg Raymond
Director Revenue and Intergovernmental Relations
Phone 8226 9537