Budget Summary

Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, announces JA $14 billion in tax cuts which will take effect on April 1, 2019.

  1. Some taxes like the $60,000 to be abolished.
  2. $3 million GCT threshold in creased to $10 million.
  3. flat fee of $5,000 per transaction is to replace stamp duty and transfer tax.
  4. No Additional Tax
  5. Stamp duty and transfer tax which are imposed on a wide variety of transactions, is to be replaced by a $5,000 flat fee.
  6. Ad valorem stamp duty on property is to be replaced with a $5,000 fee.
  7. Transfer tax on property is to be reduced from five per cent to two per cent.
  8. Estate transfer tax: the exemption threshold of $100,000 is to be moved to $10 million.


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