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Federal Budget 2018

5/10/2018
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For the most part there are very few changes in the 2018 Federal Budget targeting the property industry. Some interesting points of note include: Property owners who leave vacant land undeveloped, otherwise known as “land banking”,  will no longer benefit from tax incentives Home buyers, particularly first home buyers looking to create a deposit for purchasing a home will be able to store their savings in their superfund tax free. Australians over the retirement age can now access the equity in...

Listed, Sold or buying a property market value of $2 mil. or over?-ATO clearance certificate is required!

26/7/2016
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Contracts dated 1 July 16 on wards, will have the new requirements on ALL transactions with market value of $2 million or over.  Unless the Seller provides an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) ‘clearance certificate’ for each registered proprietors name (matched to the title) to the buyer 2 business days prior to settlement (-timing subject to REIWA special condition).Then the Buyer must withhold 10% of the Purchase price (more specifically the ‘First element of the cost base’-Capital Gains Tax defined term)...

FOREIGN RESIDENT CAPITAL GAINS – WITHHOLDING OBLIGATIONS BRIEF FOR REAL ESTATE &/ SETTLEMENT AGENTS- AFFECTS ALL REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS $2 MILLION OR MORE INCLUDING AGGREGATED DEALS

21/4/2016
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Legislation will take effect as of July 1st 2016 requiring that ALL real property transactions over $2m be assessed to determine what (if any) Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability exists. ​There are many different scenarios which include multiple buyers or sellers and variations to the amount held.In circumstances where there are multiple buyers (ie. A farmer has sold his farm off in separate lots) but the aggregated market value is over $2 million, the Seller will be required to provide a clearance certificate. If not each Buyer...