The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released its final report of its inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform.

Led by Professor Richard Eccleston of University of Tasmania, the report, Pathways to state property tax reform, proposed a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with clearly defined short, medium and long-term objectives of reforming state housing taxes.

These include administrative reforms; a simpler and fairer revenue neutral transfer duty; and replacing transfer duties with a broad-based recurrent property tax in the long run.

The report is available here.

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