capital gains tax

Small business CGT concession eligibility to tighten

The government announced last year that it intended to tighten the eligibility factors for the CGT concessions that are generally available to small businesses. The CGT concessions are important for qualifying businesses in that they can defer, reduce or remove liability to CGT. Specifically, the proposed amendments (which have been released in exposure draft form)

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Land owned before CGT, but can a recent house built on it be CGT-free?

Naturally, a taxpayer will assume that when they build a house, that building will not qualify for CGT exemption until it becomes that taxpayer’s “main residence”. There is however a section of the regulations that allows that taxpayer to extend the period of the main residence exemption so that this is initiated during the period

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