Capital Gains Tax

Two “Main Residences” is Possible

By Wen Wen / December 12, 2023

Exception to the Main Residence Rule for Capital Gains Tax Exemption The CGT exemption for a person’s home is only available in respect of one home owned at any given time. In other words, you can’t get two main residence exemptions applying to two different homes at the same time. However, there is one exception […]

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Tax Consequences Of Land Subdivision

By Wen Wen / September 13, 2022

It’s quite common for individuals to subdivide land they own and then sell off one of the blocks. Depending on the circumstances, this can have capital gains tax (CGT) and GST implications. Capital gains tax If you subdivide a block of land, each resulting block is registered with a separate title. For capital gains tax […]

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cgt retirement exemption

CGT Retirement Exemption Where Gain Is Made By A Trust (Explained)

By Wen Wen / November 12, 2021

Capital Gains Tax retirement exemption rule in small business concessions Applying the “Retirement Exemption” in the CGT Small Business Concessions can be quite difficult – particularly where a company or trust makes the capital gain and the exemption is sought to be applied for the benefit of individual shareholders in the company or beneficiaries in […]

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Inheriting rental property jointly

Inheriting Rental Property Jointly. A Dilemma?

By Wen Wen / October 25, 2021

Inheriting post-CGT rental properties Imagine you’re lucky enough to inherit, say, four post-CGT rental properties from a deceased parent – but what happens when your sibling also inherits a half-share of these? While you both acquire a very valuable 50% interest across four properties, it’s safe to say that in most scenarios, you’d both rather […]

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buying and selling homes

Buying A New Home Before Selling The Old One (What You Need To Know)

By Wen Wen / September 7, 2021

Both your new and your old home can be treated as your main residence for a certain period Sometimes an individual or couple decide to buy a new home before selling their existing one. In such cases, a concession exists that allows for both houses to be treated as the main residence for up to […]

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when it comes to real estate and cgt, the timing is important

Real Estate And CGT Event Timing is Important!

By Wen Wen / April 27, 2021

When selling or disposing of real estate When you sell or otherwise dispose of real estate, the time of the event (when you make a capital gain or loss) is usually when one of the following occurs: You enter into the contract (the date on the contract), not when you settle. The fact that a […]

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