Late valuations objections can be accepted because of COVID-19
Queenslanders wishing to submit an objection to their annual land valuation issued on 4 March 2020 and are unable to do so by 5 May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can lodge a late objection up until 1 July 2020.
Valuer-General Neil Bray said he understood Queenslanders around the state were doing it tough during the pandemic.
“Landowners that can submit an objection by 5 May 2020, my team is ready to help - however for those who unable to do so due to COVID-19 and state that on the objection then late lodgement is available until 1 July 2020,” Mr Bray said.
“Each objection lodged after 5 May 2020 will be assessed on a case by case basis and should include reasons for late lodgement.
“Under current Queensland laws I am able to accept a late objection up until 3 March 2021 however landowners must provide detailed and valid reasons if lodged after 1 July 2020 for it to be accepted.
“The earlier an objection is lodged, the sooner the matter can be driven to resolution, and sooner I can advise local governments and the Office of State Revenue of any valuation changes.
“In these extreme circumstances, this is our small way of supporting landowners affected by COVID-19 across the state.
“Any landowners who disagree with their valuation can lodge an objection.”
“Objections form an important part of the land valuation process and they can be lodged online www.qld.gov.au/landvaluation
New valuations were issued on 4 March 2020 and reflect the value of land as at 1 October 2019
The objection period for the 2020 annual valuations closes on Tuesday 5 May 2020.
It is important to note that rates are set by councils and valuations are just one of many factors taken into account when councils are framing their annual budgets and determining rates.
Land valuations are also undertaken to assist in the determination of state land tax, and rentals for leasehold land.
Last updated 7 April 2020