Authority Update VIC: New enhancements for the digital duties form released 25th September 2017

The State Revenue Office (SRO) Victoria digital duties form has been enhanced with a an extensive amount of new features, which will remove some of the burden conveyancers and legal practitioners have been experiencing with this new online form. 

These features went live on Monday 25 September 2017 and the changes incorporate planned updates plus customer feedback.

There are 15 changes/enhancements and these include:

Bulk cloning - clone an existing form up to 100 times instantly, a feature especially useful for large property developments. You have the option to clone property details, transferor details and transaction details or can clone as little or as much as you like via tick box

  • Additional search functionality - expanded search function lets you search by form status, land identifier, client name, transfer date, settlement date and last modified date.
  • Change to the form flow - you can select either transfer of land, change of beneficial ownership, or transfer of land use entitlements.
  • Additional form status of duty finalised - you will know when the transaction linked to your form has been assessed.
  • Invitation flow enhancement - accept the invitation to complete a form, log in and be taken straight to that form.

The SRO digital duties reference guide has also been updated and you can access content from a Transferor, Transferee, or Common supporting documents

Videos have also been created so you can understand the new bulk cloning feature. 

To read a full list of these enhancements visit http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/news/new-enhancements-digital-duties-form.

SAI Global have also created a valuable landing page with detailed information about this industry change here.

You can also view the digital duties timeline and a guide to rectifying a common industry when creating these forms here.

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