cgt

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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Early CGT exemption when building or replacing a home

It is a widely recognised fact that capital gains tax (CGT) does not apply to a taxpayer’s main residence. What is less well known however is that the main residence CGT exemption can be extended to cover the time it takes to construct (or repair) that residence. In other words, a taxpayer has the option

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Expanding the empire (and retaining the CGT main residence exemption)

A question that surfaces now and then from clients in regard to capital gains is whether the main residence exemption extends to additional land acquired after the time of acquisition of the residence. The short answer is yes — provided that certain requirements are met (which in the main pertain to subsections 118-120 and 118-165

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The CGT implications of subdividing and building on the family property

Given the state of the property market in Australia these days, a not-uncommon situation can arise where a residential property owner seeks to demolish and subdivide the block containing the family home and build residential units. CGT implications of subdividing and building on the family property. If a taxpayer has the available land of course,

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Profit-making “intention” of asset ownership can influence tax outcome

A profit that arises from the carrying out of a profit-making undertaking or plan (that is, one with a profit-making intention) will be assessable as statutory income under s15-15 of the ITAA97 where the proceeds of the profit-making undertaking or plan are not otherwise assessable as ordinary income under s6-5 ITAA97. Profit-making “intention” of asset

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