Changes to the family farm duty concession

Changes to the family farm duty concession

Changes to the family farm duty concession

18 June 2014

The Queensland State Government has announced changes to widen the availability of the stamp duty concession for intergenerational transfers of primary production land and business assets.

The Duties Act 2001 (Qld) currently provides an exemption from duty for a gift of farm land and business assets used to carry on a primary production business – provided that the transfer is from an ancestor to their lineal descendant.  The proposed amendment means the concession will now be available to a wider range of family members including spouses, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In the video below, Partner Duncan Bedford discusses the proposed amendments and what they mean for succession planning and primary production businesses.

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