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First Home Owner Grant Act 2000
The FHOG is a one-off payment to encourage and assist first home buyers to buy or build a residential property for use as their principal place of residence. For more information refer to the First Home Owner Grant Fact Sheet.
On 27 December 2016, the Government announced a temporary $5,000 boost to the FHOG. Eligible first home buyers who enter into a contract between 1 January and 31 December 2017 to purchase or construct a new home, and owner builders who commence laying foundations of their home between those dates, will receive the boost.
First home owners may qualify for the grant and/or the first home owner rate of duty if they are either purchasing an established home or if they are building or purchasing a new home. The grant has:
When a person is eligible, or would have been eligible, for the first home owner grant, a concessional first home owner rate of duty will apply if the value of the dutiable property is below certain thresholds.
Find detailed information here: FHOG Guide.
The video below provides a brief summary of the first home owner grant in Western Australia.
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The value of your transaction may affect your eligibility for the FHOG as there is a cap on the total value of the home and land. The cap amount varies depending on where the home is located:
The 26th parallel (south) is a circle of latitude that is 26° south of the equator. All Perth metropolitan areas are south of the 26th parallel. For example:
The total value of a transaction can be determined by applying the following:
To be eligible for the FHOG and/or first home owner rate of duty, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
Along with the eligibility requirements for the existing $10,000 grant, the following requirements must be met:
An eligible transaction is:
The commencement date of an eligible transaction is:
The completion date of an eligible transaction is:
Transactions entered into between 1 January and 31 December 2017 may be eligible to receive $5,000 boost plus the $10,000 grant or the consideration paid to buy or build the house if less than the grant amount.
For eligible transactions entered into on or after 25 September 2013 and on or before 31 December 2016, the grant is $10,000 or the consideration paid to buy or build the house if less than the grant amount.
For eligible transactions entered into between 1 July 2000 and 24 September 2013, the grant was $7,000 or the consideration paid if less than $7,000.
The grant is no longer available for the purchase of established homes. However, purchasers of established homes will still be able to apply for the first home owner rate of duty if the value of the home is below the current threshold of $530,000.
For eligible transactions entered into between 25 September 2013 and 2 October 2015, the grant was $3,000 or the consideration paid if less than the grant amount.
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