How to Apply for the First Home Owner Grant

how to claim first home buyers grant

New First Home Owner Grant arrangements take effect

The changes announced in the 2013-14 State Budget to increase the First Home Owner Grant from $7,000 to $10,000 for first home buyers purchasing or building a new home and to provide a $3,000 grant for those purchasing an established home commence operation from 25 September 2013.

This means that on or after this date, first home buyers signing a contract to build or purchase a new home and owner builders that commence laying foundations for the construction of a home will be eligible for the increased grant of $10,000. First home buyers signing a contract to purchase an established home on or after this date will be eligible for a $3,000 grant.

Eligible applicants may apply for the first home owner grant (FHOG) through the Office of State Revenue at the address below, or through a financial institution if that lender is a FHOG Approved Agent. The FHOG application

form must be completed by all applicants prior to lodgement with the Office of State Revenue or the FHOG Approved Agent.

Applying through a FHOG Approved Agents

If you are applying for a loan from a financial institution to purchase an established property or to build a new home, check if your lender is a FHOG Approved Agent. If so, the agent will be able to receive and process your application. You may also be able to receive your grant funds earlier.

You will be required to produce supporting documentation with your application as required by your lender.

Applying through the Office of State Revenue (OSR)

  • your lender is not a FHOG Approved Agent, or
  • you do not wish to lodge your FHOG application through your lender, or
  • you are not obtaining finance for your home purchase

you can complete an application form and submit it:

In person to:

Source: www.finance.wa.gov.au

Category: Taxes

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