Duties Act 1997 No 123
Current version for 28 October 2014 to date (accessed 24 November 2014 at 20:18)
Chapter 4Part 4Section 163A

163A   General exemptions

An acquisition by a person of an interest in a landholder is an exempt acquisition:
(a)  if the interest was acquired in the person’s capacity as:
(i)  a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or
(ii)  a liquidator, or
(iii)  an executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased person, or
(b)  if the interest was acquired solely as the result of the making of a compromise or arrangement with creditors under Part 5.1 of the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth that has been approved by a court, or
(c)  if the interest concerned is acquired solely from a pro rata increase or decrease in the interests of all unit holders or shareholders, or
(d)  if the interest was acquired solely as the result of the distribution of the estate of a deceased person, whether effected in the ordinary course of execution of a will or codicil or administration of an intestate estate or as the result of the order of a court, made under Chapter 3 of the Succession Act 2006 or otherwise, varying the application of the provisions of a will or codicil or varying the application of the rules governing the distribution of the property of an intestate estate, or
(e)  if the land holding of the landholder comprises land used for primary production and the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that, had the landholder transferred the land to the person acquiring an interest as a result of the acquisition immediately before that acquisition, the transfer of the land would not be chargeable with duty under this Act because of the application of section 274, or
(f)  if the acquisition of an interest in a landholder would be chargeable with duty of $50 under section 54 or 54A if the property being acquired were land in New South Wales and the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that the acquisition is not part of a scheme to avoid duty under this Chapter, or
(g)  if the interest concerned was acquired before the landholder held land in New South Wales, or
(h)  if the interest concerned is an interest in a private unit trust scheme acquired before 10 June 1987, or
(i)  if the interest concerned is an interest in a private company acquired before 21 November 1986, or
(j)  if the interest concerned is an interest in a private landholder acquired before 1 July 2009 and, at the time of its acquisition, the private landholder was not a land rich landholder within the meaning of Chapter 4A (as in force before its repeal by the State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Act 2009), or
(k)  if the interest concerned is an interest in a public landholder acquired before 1 July 2009.
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