Scheduled maintenance

The Credit Card Payment service will be unavailable between 3.00am and 9.00am, and the OSR website will be unavailable between 6.00am and 9.00am on Sunday, 23 July due to scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Effect of our functions on the public

Taxes

  • assessment of taxes and levies

  • imposition and remission of penalties and interest

  • inspection of records and documents by correspondence or at taxpayers’ premises

  • compulsory attendance of persons for examination under oath and the production of records

  • administration of the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing functions.

Read more about the taxes we administer or contact us.

Duties

The Duties Act 1997 requires duty to be paid to the government when certain transactions take place. The most commonly known categories are purchases of property, motor vehicles, shares and insurance. The Act also covers a range of other categories.

Read more about duties at www.nsw.gov.au or contact us.

Fines

Responsibility for effective processing and correct enforcement of fines under the Fines Act 1996 rests with the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO).

SDRO provides a centralised processing service for all penalty notices issued by the NSW Police Force, the RMS (camera-detected offences) and over 230 other agencies including local councils, semi-government bodies and other government departments. One of our key roles is notifying the RMS of offences that carry demerit points so it can update driving records.

Read more about payments and other options at www.sdro.nsw.gov.au or contact us.

First home benefits

OSR is responsible for administering various first home benefit schemes designed to assist home buyers to purchase their first home.

The First Home Plus and First Home Plus One schemes provide exemptions or concessions on transfer on homes valued up to $500 000 and concessions on duty for homes valued between $500 000 and $600 000.

Read more about first home benefits or contact us.

Unclaimed money

Unclaimed money is money received from organisations which have held an inactive account for six years and where they have been unable to locate and return the money to the rightful owner.

Read more about unclaimed money or contact us.

Last updated: 24 May 2016