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INVESTORS TO LOSE SIGNIFICANT STAMP DUTY SAVINGS IN VICTORIA

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The Victorian Government recently announced a number of significant changes to stamp duty, which will take effect on 1 July 2017 subject to the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2017 being passed. While most of the headlines ...

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Stamp Duty Surcharge for Foreign Buyers: How Does it Work?

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The Victorian Government has enacted a Bill that implements a 3% stamp duty surcharge on foreign purchasers of residential property . The surcharge in practice: The 3 per cent surcharge will be calculated on top of the usual ...

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More Foreign Investor Pain

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Is a 3% increase in stamp duty for foreign investment good for Victoria? Following our last post regarding the proposed impost on foreign buyers from the Foreign Investment Review Board,  the State government of Victoria has ...

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Foreign buyers to pay for FIRB approval

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The Federal Government has proposed introducing new laws which charge fees of at least $5,000 for foreign buyers of Australian residential real estate under $1m. Anything over $1m will incur an additional $10,000 fee for ...

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Our 1st year!

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We are 1 year old! We can’t believe that  a year has passed already! The time seems to have flown by and we have enjoyed the ‘honeymoon’ year so far. As we look back and reflect, we see that there is ...

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Changes to Residential Zoning Guidelines in Victoria: How will it affect you?

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Let us know what you think: + How will the new zoning affect property prices?  + Will there be more certainty for planning approvals?  + Will Melbourne be a better city after these reforms?    Say goodbye to the ...

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Enhancing Your Brand Using Trade Marks

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Capstone Legal is applying to register its trade mark. Why are we doing this? In an increasingly competitive marketplace, we believe it is vital to stand out from the competition. A solid and well-established industry ...

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