Recorded Webinar: Tax Implications for Buying, Holding and Transferring Rural Property


30th January 2019

Duration:  approx. 1.5 hour

The government provides a number of tax incentives to those engaged in the business of primary production to help enable them to stay on the land. However, there are a number of ways farmers can trip up and cause unexpected tax consequences when dealing with rural property. This session will look at the particular tax implications faced by primary producers when they buy, hold or transfer rural property:

  • The general tax concessions applying to primary producers who buy, hold or transfer property, including:
    • stamp duty implications of buying stock and other equipment with the land
    • applying the partial main residence exemption when selling the family farm
    • when will farmland be GST-free?
  • The rise of farm stays and cabins - managing potential loss of primary production exemptions by farmers with alternative lines of income
  • When things go wrong - the tax implications of managing disputes between warring family members who want to exit the family farm
Our presenter

Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney

Andrew Rider is a leading Australian tax barrister specialising in land tax, payroll tax and stamp duty litigation and dispute resolution.

Andrew also advises on Australia-wide stamp duties, land tax and payroll tax.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Andrew was a solicitor and Associate to Justice Michael Kirby.

Andrew lectures in taxation law at the University of Sydney Law School and previously lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Andrew edits the leading stamp duty publication “Australian Stamp Duties Law” and authors the national stamp duty section of the leading online service “Practical Guidance - Property Law”.

Andrew is a Chartered Tax Adviser and examiner with The Tax Institute and member of The Tax Institute/Office of State Revenue Liaison Committee and Dispute Resolution Technical Committee.

Andrew is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading Australian tax barrister.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBHJAN19
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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