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CAPITAL GAINS TAX PROPERTY IN MELBOURNE

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Capital Gains Tax Property Recording

This information is for use by clients who buy and sell property. Clients must maintain and keep certain records for each purchase or sale of land and buildings under the taxation laws.  

DOCUMENTATION & INFORMATION

During each property transaction, Behan Legal provides a file wallet for all correspondence and documents that clients need to deal with in their transaction and for accounting needs necessary to comply with the provisions of the income tax legislation relating to record keeping and capital gains tax.

These documents and records may include:

a)    Contract of Sale, which identifies the property purchased, purchase price and date of acquisition. The date of acquisition is the date you entered the contract. If there is no Contract, the date of acquisition is when the change in the ownership takes place

b)    Certificate of Title

c)    Costs incurred, stamp duty, registration costs and other acquisition expenses associated with the purchase of the property. Certain incidental costs which can be added to the cost base listed in the taxation laws include:

    i)    Fees, commission, or remuneration for the professional services of surveyors, valuers, auctioneers, accountants, brokers, agents, consultants, or legal advisors

    ii)    Costs of transfer, including stamp duty or other duty

    iii)    Advertising costs

    iv)    Costs for valuations or appointment under, or Capital Gains Tax for the acquisition

d)    The cost base cannot include expenditure that is deductible for income tax purposes such as borrowing costs, interest costs, and repairs. Professional tax advice costs are not included in the cost base.

e)    Details and records of any capital improvements made to the property

CAPITAL GAINS TAX RECORDING SCHEDULE

Clients should enter and stored these details in the Capital Gains Tax Recording Schedule and keep it until the Australian Taxation Office no longer requires it.

NOTES FOR CALCULATIONS

  • If (9) exceeds (8) there is a taxable profit on this difference

  • If (7) exceeds (9) there is a capital gains loss

  • If (9) is greater than (7) but less than (8) there are no tax consequences.

  Description

  Date (1)

  Cost

  Deemed Cost (2)

  CPI @ Acquisition (3)

  CPI @ Disposal (4)

  Column (4) -Column (3)

  Index Cost

  Column (5) x Column (2)

  Specify

  Initial Acquisition Costs

  Specify Ensuing Costs

  Disposal Details

  Total Actual Cost (7)

  Total Indexed Cost base (8)

  Total Sales Revenue (9)

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Behan Legal assists and advises on these important issues. For an appointment, call  03 9646 0344 .

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