Frequently asked questions about FHOG TAS
How much is the First Home Owners Grant TAS?
The FHOG Tasmania is worth $20,000 until 30 June 2022 but only when you buy or build a new home. Off the plan purchases are also eligible. In Tasmania, there is no limit on the purchase price of the property, and the FHOG is not means tested.
If you buy an established home, you are not eligible for the FHOG in Tasmania but you may be able to claim savings on stamp duty.
First Home Owners Grant TAS eligibility
There are a few rules to be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant in TAS, these conditions are:
- You need to be a natural person (that is, not a company or trust), aged at least 18 years.
- At least one person buying the home must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.
- You need to live in the property as your home for at least six months within 12 months of completion or purchase.
- You must not have previously received a First Home Owner Grant in Australia.
- You must not have owned residential property anywhere in Australia prior to 1 July 2000, or lived in a residential property you owned after 1 July 2000.
How to apply for First Home Owner Grant TAS
Applying for the First Home Owner Grant in Tasmania is easy, and your Mortgage Choice broker can guide you through the paperwork. Simply fill out the form below and a local expert will be in contact with you shortly.
Basically, there are two ways to apply for the First Home Owner Grant. You can apply through your lender at the same time you apply for your home loan – this is where your Mortgage Choice broker can help. Or you can apply directly to the State Revenue Office of Tasmania.
Are first home buyers in TAS exempt from stamp duty?
No stamp duty concessions are available to first home buyers in Tasmania who buy a build a new home. If that sounds like you, you may be able to claim the FHOG in Tasmania instead.
If you’re not able to claim the FHOG in Tasmania because you’re buying an established home, the good news is that up until 30 June 2019, you may be eligible for savings on stamp duty. If your first home is an established property, and you pay $400,000 or less for the home, you can claim a 50% saving on stamp duty. This duty concession will no longer be available from 1 July 2019.
How do you Buy Your First Home?
There are many different ways you can go about buying your first home. The best way is to get in touch with a Mortgage Broker, who can show you the State Grants that you're eligible for and can help with your home loan application. Check out our Steps to Buying your First Home for more information on how to buy your first home.