TivsParticipant@tivsJoin Date: 2018Post Count: 2
Greetings, all with wisdom and experience:-)
We’re looking to buy a double block in NSW for investment. They are identical blocks except one has a house on it, the other is vacant. We’d like to renovate and sell the existing house, then build and keep a new (rental) house on the other block. The contract currently has the 2 blocks in “one line”.
We’d like to minimise the CGT on the sale of the existing house. How can we document the purchase in such a way that most of the contract price is allocated to the existing house and land ?
Agreed price $400k
Land value $350k
Renovation budget for existing house $80k
Market value for renovated house $400k
Really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks so much!TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,190
Sounds like it might be on revenue account or partially capital and partially revenue.
If you can get it on capital account you could potentially renovate, live in the first house for 3 months and sell it CGT free.
If you just want to reno and sell it would probably be on revenue account which might have a similar outcome anyway. Don’t forget to get advice on the GST aspects.
as for cost base you would need to apportion between the 2 factoring in both the land and the house.
see s 112-25 ITAA97 and s 112-30ITAA97
Don’t forget the deductibility of interest too.