- js2Member@js2Join Date: 2003Post Count: 758
When buying a property using the FHOG and then selling the property, after the required period of living in it. Does the first home owner have to pay any Capital Gains Tax?
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There is no CGT payable on the PPOR.
If you rented it before you moved in or owned another home in the meantime there may be a CGT liability.
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Comments may not be relevant to individual circumstances. If you intend making any investment, financial or taxation decision you should consult a professional adviser.ShusharMember@shusharJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 190
According to the ATO website (http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/content.asp?doc=/content/20427.htm&pc=001/002/026/003&mnu=1051&mfp=001/002&st=&cy=1), the following are exempt from capital gains tax –
Exemptions and exceptions
Generally speaking, you disregard a capital gain or capital loss on:
- an asset you acquired before 20 September 1985
- cars, motorcycles and similar vehicles
- compensation you received for personal injury
- disposing of your main residence. This can change depending on how you came to own the residence, whether it is on more than 2 hectares of land and what you have done with itâ€”for example, if you have rented it out, you may be liable to some tax when you sell it
- a collectableâ€”for example, an antique or jewelleryâ€”if you acquired it for $500 or less
- a personal use assetâ€”for example, items such as boats, furniture, electrical goods and household items used or kept mainly for personal use or enjoymentâ€”if you acquired it for $10,000 or less. You also disregard any capital loss you make from a personal use asset, irrespective of the cost
- the exchange of shares and units you own in a company or trust that is taken over if certain conditions are met
- shares in a company or interests in a trust where there has been a demerger and certain conditions have been met, or
- disposing of an asset to which the small business 15-year exemption applies. There are a range of concessions that allow you to disregard part or all of a capital gain made from an active asset you use in your small business. For more information see Guide to capital gains tax concessions for small business (NAT 8384-5.2003).
I’m sure that whether you are a FHO or not is irrelevant.
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You know why that cars are exempt?
Because they go down in value, which would mean everyone would have Capital Losses!
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Thanks for your replies.
Simon, I maybe getting in contact with you soon [wink].
And just a follow up question!
The scenario of buying and applying for the FHOG, and then renovating the property and re-selling 12-24 months down the track and profiting say, 40k. That would attract no CGT? Yeah?ScreminMember@screminJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 448
We have done that. Bought using our FHOG, are currently renovating and may sell or rent out in the near future. Our property has gone up $40K already and it isn’t even finished!!!
From what we have researched, no there shouldn’t be any capital gains.
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