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WA stamp duty update: Need to start again? presentation


This presentation covers:

  • Amendments to the Duties Act pursuant to Revenue Laws
  • Amendment Act generally effective from 13 June 2019
  • foreign buyers surcharge effective from 1 January 2019
  • farm-in concession changes effective from 28 November 2018.

Author profiles

Scott Grimley
Scott Grimley is a Tax Partner with various leadership roles within industry and the tax practice in EY. As a Legal Practitioner and Chartered Accountant, Scott has more than 25 years’ experience advising clients on revenue and commercial law matters. Scott’s tax expertise has spanned various tax disciplines including stamp duty. Scott has also managed a number of stamp duty appeals, including the appeals to the High Court in TEC Desert, Placer Dome and Rojoda. With a keen interest in policy development, Scott has also canvassed policy reviews and policy related work on state taxes, including stamp duty, and mining taxes. - Current at 09 June 2020
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John Maher
John is a Senior Manager in the Perth stamp duty practice in EY. John has more than 29 years’ experience in Government and the private sector advising clients on stamp duty matters. Prior to joining EY, John spent 10 years in senior positions in the Stamp Duty area within the WA Office of State Revenue. John assists a wide range of clients with corporate and commercial transactions involving the acquisition of dutiable property/landholding entities, connected entity exemptions and trusts. He has presented on various stamp duty issues as part of the Master of Taxation Studies at UWA and to a range of other professional organisations. - Current at 26 June 2019
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