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Transfer duty rates

These transfer duty rates for Queensland are effective from 21 September 2012, and also apply to corporate trustee duty and landholder duty.

See the home concession rates if you’re claiming a home, first home or first home vacant land concession.

Dutiable value

Duty rate

Not more than $5,000

Nil

More than $5,000 up to $75,000

$1.50 for each $100, or part of $100, over $5,000

$75,000 to $540,000

$1,050 plus $3.50 for each $100, or part of $100, over $75,000

$540,000 to $1,000,000

$17,325 plus $4.50 for each $100, or part of $100, over $540,000

More than $1,000,000

$38,025 plus $5.75 for each $100, or part of $100, over $1,000,000

Additional duty of 7% applies to acquisitions of residential land by foreign persons (including companies and trusts). Find out more about the additional foreign acquirer duty.

Example

You sign an agreement to buy a house with a dutiable value of $365,400. The house will be an investment property, so you don’t qualify for a home concession.

As the value is within the $75,000 to $540,000 range, duty is assessed at $1,050 plus $3.50 for each $100, or part of $100, over $75,000.

This is how the duty is calculated:

$1,050 (for the first $75,000)

+ $10,164 ($3.50 for every $100 in $290,400, the balance above $75,000)

= $11,214 (the transfer duty payable)

Mortgage transfers

Mortgage duty was abolished in Queensland on 1 July 2008. However, transfer duty still applies to transfers of a mortgage. You pay $5 duty if you transfer, or agree to transfer, a mortgage solely over land in Queensland.

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