Customer contact centre

Due to higher than usual demand this week, our Contact Centre will be operating for fines enquiries only this Saturday, 26 May from 9.30am to 4.00pm. For fines enquiries phone: 1300 138 118. For overdue fines phone: 1300 655 805. For any other enquiries please call during normal business hours (Monday to Friday).

Abolished taxes and duties

Abolished taxes and duties

The following taxes and duties are abolished.

Accommodation levy

Accommodation levy was abolished on 1 July 2000.

Debits tax

Debits tax was abolished in New South Wales (NSW) on 1 January 2002.

Financial institutions duty

Financial institutions duty (FID).

Hire of goods duty

Hire of goods duty was abolished in NSW on 1 July 2007.

Insurance protection tax

Insurance protection tax was abolished on 1 July 2011.

Lease duty

Duty was abolished on lease instruments executed on or after 1 January 2008. Stamping is still required if the document falls under one of the following categories:

  • A lease or agreement for lease in respect of which a premium is paid or agreed to be paid (not including any premium paid or payable for a lease of premises in a retirement village within the meaning of section 5 of the Retirement Villages Act 1999)

  • A lease entered into pursuant to an option if an amount is paid or payable for the grant of the option

  • A transfer or assignment of lease

  • A surrender of lease.

Marketable securities duty

Duty on transfers of marketable securities and commercial fishery shares is abolished from 1 July 2016.

Duty on quoted marketable securities was abolished on 1 July 2001.

Mortgage duty

Mortgage duty is abolished from 1 July 2016.

Duty on mortgages for the purpose of investment housing was abolished on 1 July 2008. Borrowers must be natural persons.

Duty on mortgages for the purpose of owner occupied housing was abolished on 1 September 2007. Borrowers must be natural persons.

Statutory licences

Duty is abolished on transfers of statutory licences or permissions, and gaming machine entitlements from 1 July 2016.

Transfer of land or business duty

Duty on transfers of business assests is abolished from 1 July 2016.

Vendor duty

Vendor duty was abolished in NSW on 2 August 2005.

Last updated: 17 August 2017