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If you are eligible for the Home Buyers Concession, the Stamp Duty on your property would be $.

Factors such as previous property ownership, property value, income & number of dependants are all considered.

Home buyer concession Scheme

The (HBCS) is an ACT Government initiative to assist persons in purchasing a new residential home or residential vacant land by charging duty at a concessional rate.

The HBCS for this calculator applies to property where the transaction date, which is the date of grant, transfer, or agreement for transfer (whichever is first) occurs between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017. The concession applies to new or substantially renovated properties for transactions between those dates.

First Home Owner Grant

As announced in the 2015-16 budget, the First Home Owner Grant will reduce to $7,000 on 1 January 2017.
The FHOG dated on or after 1 January 2016 to Dec 31 2016 is $10,000 ,
and for transactions dated between 1 September 2016 and 31 December 2016 it is $12,500.

The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) Scheme was introduced on 1 July 2000 and provided a grant to first home buyers to purchase their first home. The FHOG scheme is fully funded by the ACT Government and administered by the ACT Revenue Office.

A first home owner grant cap applies to eligible transactions that commence on or after 1 January 2011. The cap limits the total value of eligible properties (i.e. total value of home and land) to $750,000 or less.

The First Home Owner Grant has been retargeted to new and substantially renovated properties only and is no longer available for the purchase of established properties.

Over 60s Home Bonus Scheme Ending

As announced in the 2014-15 Budget, the Over 60's Home Bonus Scheme was to assist eligible non-pensioners aged 60 years and over, move to accommodation more suited to their needs.
The scheme was to run for two years, over 2014-15 and 2015-16. As part of the 2016-17 Budget, the scheme was extended for 6 months and will now cease on 31 December 2016.

For complete informaton on all the above please visit the ACT Revenue Office

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The First Home Owner Grant Grant (New Homes) scheme (the Scheme) was established to assist eligible first home owners to purchase a new home or build their home by offering a grant.
The grant amount is determined by the date of the eligible transaction. This is the date of the contract to purchase a new home or contract to build a home. For an owner builder, the eligible date is when the building work commences.
For eligible transactions made on or after 1 January 2016, the grant amount is $10,000.
For eligible transactions made between 1 October 2012 and 31 December 2015, the grant amount is $15,000.
More information here

The value of the property must not exceed $650,000 for contracts dated between 1 October 2012 to 30 June 2014. On July 2014 the cap increases to $750,000.

For all other concession and grants information please click here.

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If you are eligible for the Principal Place of Residence Rebate, the Stamp Duty on your property would be $. Click here for full details.

From 1 January 2015, FHOG of $26,000 will only be available to first home buyers who enter into a contract to construct or purchase a new home, or commence construction of a new home, on or after that date..

For details on the First Home Owner Grant Click here.

From 24 May 2016, first home buyers of established homes will be eligible for the First Home Owner Discount. The Discount from the general conveyance stamp duty rate will be provided until 30 June 2017.

For calculations and details on the First Home Owner Discount Click here.

Visit the Department of Treasury & Finance web site for all Home Owner Incentives.

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From 1 July 2016 the Great Start Grant will be known as the Queensland First Home Owners Grant.

The QLD Government will increase the Queensland First Home Owners' Grant to $20,000 for 12 months starting 1 July 2016.

Eligible Queenslanders will receive the grant to buy or build their newly constructed house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000).

All the details here.

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The Revenue SA Grants and Concessions page outlines the maximum payments available, incorporating the Housing Construction Grant (HCG), First Home Bonus Grant (FHBG), First Home Owners Boost (FHOB) and the stamp duty First Home Concession (FHC) schemes..
To view please Click here

To see if you are eligible for an Off The Plan Concession see this page.

The $8500 Seniors Housing Grant (SHG) finished on 30 June 2016.

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The First Home Owner Grant is a one-off payment for eligible first home buyers/builders in Tasmania. From and including 1 January 2016, the FHOG payment is set at $20,000 for eligible purchasers of new homes (for example a spec home), homes off the plan and owner/builder homes. The payment will revert to $10,000 for transactions entered into after 1 July 2017.

For details on the First Home Owner Grants and Rebates click here.

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First Home Buyer Grant
From 1 July 2013, a $10,000 First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is available when you buy or build your first new home. Your home can be a house, townhouse, apartment, unit or similar, but it must be valued at $750,000 or less and be the first sale of the property as residential premises. It cannot be an investment property or a holiday house.

The Government has announced that the existing FHOG on the purchase of an established home will conclude on 1 July 2013. To receive the FHOG on an established home, you must enter into a contract to purchase the home on or before 30 June 2013.

First Home Buyer Duty Reduction
The duty reduction available for eligible first-home owners of both newly constructed and established homes will increase to 50 per cent for dutiable transactions with a settlement date on or after 1 September 2014 for homes valued up to $600,000.

For more details on buying a home please visit this page.


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NB: First Home Owners Concessions is now only available for new home purchases. The above calculations are for new home purchases.

NB: NB: View Extra Information to see the stamp duty with the Principal Place of Residence Rebate. PPRR applies to new homes only.

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as indication only. They are neither a quote nor a pre-qualification for a home loan.