Tag: Capital Gains Tax

Small Business Tax, Tax

Company Disaster

Companies are a disaster if you own a growing small business. They don’t get a 2nd Capital Gains Tax discount if they sell a business and they have the inflexibility of an old man in his first yoga class. You need your head read if you are stuck in one, but there is a way out of a company and into all the business and tax flexibility of a trust.

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Small Business Tax

Company Disaster

Companies are a disaster if you own a growing small business. They don’t get a 2nd Capital Gains Tax discount if they sell a business and they have the inflexibility of an old man in his first yoga class. You need your head read if you are stuck in one but there is a way […]

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Property

Main Residence Exemption – The Burden of Truth

I would expect that the majority of property owners and investors have heard something about the “six year main residence exemption for Capital Gains Tax purposes”. If not, here is a brief rundown:

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Living Estate Planning

Death and small business CGT concessions

When a person dies, their assets are transferred to their legal personal representative (LPR) or are acquired by a surviving joint tenant, where the deceased owned those assets as joint tenants with another person. As there is a change of ownership a capital gains tax (CGT) event arises. 

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Living Estate Planning

Property Inheritance – CGT & Property Sales

In my previous article I mentioned that if you inherit a dwelling and later sell or otherwise dispose of it, you may be exempt from capital gains tax (CGT), depending on when the deceased acquired the property, when they died and whether the property has been used to produce income (such as rent).

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Living Estate Planning

Property Inheritance – CGT Implications

Since the introduction of capital gains tax in September 1985 if you inherit a dwelling or other property and later sell or otherwise dispose of it, capital gains tax may apply to either the deceased estate or yourself as beneficiary.

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Strategic Financial Advice, Tax

Have you made a capital gain this financial year?

If you find yourself with a capital gain this year because you sold an investment property or some shares, it is time to take stock of your other investments and determine if now might be the right time to realise a capital loss.

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Property

The tax implications of subdividing your backyard

Subdividing your PPOR (principal place of residence) is a strategy we often get asked about. If you’re thinking about going down this path, there’s a lot to consider before making your decision.

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Property

ATO property data match could affect honest owners

Late last year the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced its intention to acquire details of property transactions dating back to September 20, 1985. Yep, 1985! The scope and amount of information they are requesting is gigantic!

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