Menu

State Taxes and Stamp Duty

At Nuwaru, we have the best and most experienced state tax experts in Australia, with expertise in stamp duties, land tax, and payroll tax across all Australian jurisdictions.

Stamp duty is often that forgotten tax that comes in late and kills a deal. We think about stamp duty at the beginning of a transaction we are involved in, not the end, meaning we structure transactions to optimise the outcome, not let it impede a transaction at the 11th hour.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures

Stamp duty can arise on the acquisition of businesses (equity), asset sales, mergers, de-mergers, takeovers, group reorganisations and restructures. We can assist with reviewing legal documents, identifying potential liabilities, calculation of applicable stamp duty and applications and/or registrations with the OSR.

Tax due diligence

We assist in identifying and evaluating stamp duty issues as part of vendor and purchaser due diligence work

Financing and insurance transactions

We assist with:

  • Leasing and financing transactions
  • Securitisation transactions
  • Covered bond transactions
  • Capital market transactions
  • Trade receivable financing
  • Insurance duty

Real property transactions

We provide landholder duty advice on all real property transactions, including property development arrangements and retirement village transactions

We also advise on land tax exemptions and concessions

SMSF, family and deceased

We assist with:

  • SMSF duty issues
  • Family law matters
  • Deceased estate matters

Payroll tax

We can assist with all payroll tax issues, reviews and advice, including in relation to employee/contractor issues.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures

Stamp duty can arise on the acquisition of businesses (equity), asset sales, mergers, de-mergers, takeovers, group reorganisations and restructures. We can assist with reviewing legal documents, identifying potential liabilities, calculation of applicable stamp duty and applications and/or registrations with the OSR.

Tax due diligence

We assist in identifying and evaluating stamp duty issues as part of vendor and purchaser due diligence work

Financing and insurance transactions

We assist with:

  • Leasing and financing transactions
  • Securitisation transactions
  • Covered bond transactions
  • Capital market transactions
  • Trade receivable financing
  • Insurance duty

Real property transactions

We provide landholder duty advice on all real property transactions, including property development arrangements and retirement village transactions

We also advise on land tax exemptions and concessions

SMSF, family and deceased

We assist with

  • SMSF duty issues
  • family law matters
  • deceased estate matters

Payroll tax

We can assist with all payroll tax issues, reviews and advice, including in relation to employee/contractor issues.

Angela Melick

angela.melick@nuwaru.com

+61 418 246 326


Shane Peters