- ptnParticipant@ptnJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 74
Quick question, so I understand that if I hold onto the IP for more than 1 year, 50% of the gain will be taxed only.
My brother and I purchased an IP 4 years ago. In Sept 2013, we commence construction of a new unit, subdivided and subsequently sold the new unit in early 2014.
Are we entitled to the 50% Capital gain tax offset?
ptnTerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213tanner892Participant@tanner892Join Date: 2013Post Count: 25Walking to runParticipant@alisdair-horgenJoin Date: 2014Post Count: 68
On this, in a similar scenario. If I got together with 9 friends and we borrowed 2 million and developed a site. If we could ever get the finance and ever develop somewhere, solely for the argument of CGT, would it matter if we waited a year after completion to reduce CGT? Or it’s all commercial because of subdividing?TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213
A development involves making something and selling it. properties in this case. Similar to a gadget maker making something to sell – trading stock and/or income tax. Capital gains tax applies to certain assets that are bought to hold longer term with the aim of producing an income from the property and the later sale being incidental.IrwinParticipant@iwisataJoin Date: 2015Post Count: 2
Correct me if I am wrong but I think the CGT 50% discount will still be applicable until the building commencement assuming that you changed your ‘intention’ from gaining rental income to profit undertaking. Then from that point based on the market value, the whole profit will be considered as revenue and subject to income tax and GSTPTSMikeParticipant@ptsmikeJoin Date: 2015Post Count: 8
In both of these instances if the intention was to buy , develop and sell then it is on revenue account. CGT wont apply. So if the property was held for 2 years wouldnt matter you wouldnt get the discount. Even a profit from an isolated transaction can be on revenue account. Refer myers case. Tread carefullyptnParticipant@ptnJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 74
Thank you for all the response.
With regards to intention, we build those 2 units with the intention to live in.
We sub-divided the land into 3 lots; 1 existing and 2 new units.
1. We sold the existing unit. We should get the 50% discount CGT.
2. My brother moved into one of the new unit in April 2014.
3. Our family was supposed to move into the other new unit but after 6 months of schooling issues, we decided to sell the new unit instead. We sold the new unit in Dec 14. Not sure if we need to pay GST? Not sure if we get the 50% discount CGT?.