Getting the best and most comprehensive conveyancing service is set to become even more important with the Queensland Government announcing it is cracking down on individuals and companies that fail to pay the appropriate amount of State taxes and duties.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls said on Tuesday that increased resources and improved data matching and cooperation between agencies will catch anyone trying to gain unfair advantage.
“The Office of State Revenue (OSR) will have more sources of data and a greater number of investigative techniques so they can recover money that should have been directed towards frontline service delivery,” Mr Nicholls said.
“Those who try to do the right thing have nothing to fear and will be supported. These changes will target those who intentionally and knowingly flout the rules that the majority of Queenslanders abide by.”
Redlaw Conveyancing Legal Practice Director Gary Hutchinson supported the move, saying any action on such issues should always be welcomed.
“What this means is that anyone involved in purchasing or selling real estate needs to be guided by people who know what they’re doing,” he said.
“I’m proud to say that Redlaw Conveyancing has always gone that extra step to ensure that clients who are entitled to any stamp duty rebate receive that rebate.
“As a service to our conveyancing clients we in-house stamp relevant contracts and transfers as part of our fixed price.
“I’m confident that, now more than ever, our experience and longstanding dedication to our clients’ best interests will be of great value to those clients.”