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2356 - ERRONEOUS LAND TAX NOTIFICATIONS

Haylen, Jo to the Treasurer representing the Minister for Finance and Small Business
  1. As at 25 February 2020, how many households were issued erroneous land tax notifications as a result of their property being subject to subsurface acquisitions for the WestConnex M4-M5 project?

    1. How many notices were issued incorrectly?

    2. How many were mistakenly paid by landowners?

  2. What actions has the Government taken to remedy the erroneous notifications?

  3. Was the issue of these erroneous notifications limited to households impacted by the WestConnex M4-M5 project?

  4. How many erroneous notifications were issued across New South Wales?

  5. Was the error related to the privatisation of the Office of Land and Property lnformation?

Answer -

(1) (a) On 7 February 2020, Revenue NSW first become aware that erroneous land tax notifications had been issued following the assignment of new property identifiers by the Valuer General in connection with the WestConnex M4-M5 project. By 25 February 2020, an initial group of six customers had been identified as impacted.

Subsequently, further customers have been identified. On 13 March 2020, Revenue NSW was provided with a list from the Valuer General of 171 properties that had new property identification numbers created as a result of the WestConnex M4-M5.

(b) No erroneous land tax assessments have been paid by landholders.

(2) Revenue NSW has been working through the list of affected properties and contacting customers to confirm whether any exemptions, such as for the principal place of residence, should be applied and whether a reassessment should be issued. This process is ongoing.

(3) Yes.

(4) See (1) and (2) above.

(5) No

Question asked on 25 February 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 48
Answer received on 31 March 2020 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 55