Duty is charged by the Western Australian government on certain transactions including the purchase of a business or land and deeds of family arrangement.
Not all transactions are subject to duty. Transactions that deal with dutiable property such as land or business assets are generally subject to duty.
Some transactions, such as the transfer of a property from an executor of a Will to a beneficiary, are only subject to nominal duty of $20.
Some transactions are exempt from duty. For example, the transfer of a home from one spouse to both spouses will not attract any duty.
We can provide advice as to when duty is payable and assist to ensure that transactions are structured so as to minimise any duty consequences where possible.