Why Victoria should swap stamp duties for a broad-based property tax - Grattan Institute

Victoria has one of the least efficient tax bases of any state or territory. Replacing stamp duties with general property taxes would produce a big economic payoff. Shifting from stamp duties to a broad-based property tax could make Victoria up to $5 billion a year better off, while also improving housing affordability.

Joey Moloney

Economic Policy Deputy Program Director
Joey Moloney the Deputy Program Director of Grattan Institute’s Economic Policy program. He has worked at the Productivity Commission and the Commonwealth Treasury, with a focus on the superannuation system and retirement income policy.

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