Labor's new taxes

August 18, 2021

Prior to the 2014 election, Daniel Andrews pointed down the camera and promised faithfully, and said“…there will be no taxes, no new taxes on any Victorian and I give that solemn promise.”

Since that time, he has introduced the 39 new taxes :


1.   A new stamp duty on property transfers between spouses (2017-18),

2.  an increased stamp duty on new cars,

3.  a new stamp duty on off-the-plan purchases,

4.  a new so-called ‘vacant home’ tax (2017-18),

5.  widening of vacant residential land (2019-20),

6.  retrospective increase in insurance duty for overseas-based insurers,

7.   a new annual property valuation to increase land tax,

8.  cladding rectification tax,

9.  Environment Mitigation Levy,

10.  increasedl uxury car tax,

11.  increased land tax for homes with contiguous blocks on a separate title,

12.  increased Fire Services Property Levy (2015-16),

13.  increased Fire Services Property Levy (2019-20)

14.  a new point of consumption gambling tax,

15.  a tripling of brown coal royalties (2016-17),

16.  gold mining royalties (2019-20),

17.  a new tax on Uber and taxi fares (2016-20),

18.  a new corporate restructure duty (2019-20),

19.  increased foreign stamp duty (2019-20).

20.  increased foreign stamp duty (2016-17),

21.  increased foreign stamp duty 2015-16),

22.  increased absentee landowner surcharge for foreigners (2019-20),

23.  increased absentee landowner surcharge for foreigner property (2016-17),

24.  increased absentee landowner surcharge for foreigner property (2015-16),

25.  a new city access tax for West Gate Tunnel,

26.  a new ‘on-dock rail’ charge on imported shipping containers,

27.  increase in the Municipal and Industrial Landfill Levy – the ‘bin tax’,

28.  Road Occupation Charge on construction companies,

29.  a number plate tax,

30.  an electric Vehicle tax,

31.  a new affordable housing windfall gains on rezoned land tax,

32.  increased land tax on taxable landholdings above $1.8 million,

33.  Expanded point of consumption tax on gambling to Keno,

34.  Increased stamp duty on property transactions,

35.  10 per cent increase to Victorian Government penalty units,

36.  expanded land tax on gender-exclusive clubs,

37.  a payroll tax surcharge for large firms to pay for mental health,

38.  increased wagering and betting tax, and

39.  an increased fire services levy in 2021-22.