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Queensland land tax goes national but is it even enforceable?

A controversial Queensland land tax will have implications for investors around Australia, but only if the state's government can work out how to get the property ownership information it needs to enforce the legislation.

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick delivering the state's budget, flanked by other politicians
Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick, pictured delivering the state's recent budget, has yet to estimate how much revenue the new land tax would generate.

A month on from the introduction of a controversial Queensland cross-border land tax that could hit property investors around the country there is still no indication of how it will be enforced.

Due to take effect from 30 June 2023, state land tax will now be calculated using the total value of a property owner’s Australian land.

In an Australian first among state tax regimes, the tax is not limited to Queensland residents and will use the same…