Merging Two Apartments

Question CGT Question. My partner and I currently own the apartment above our primary residence and have treated it as an investment. Since purchase in 2016, it has been tenanted and negatively geared. We are now exploring the possibility of knocking the two apartments into one – which would be our primary residence. The property …

Home Transfer on Divorce Settlement

Question I originally sent in the below question back in September 2020, which you responded to – thank you. However, another part of the story has revealed itself – see bottom of original question:- My client inherited a beach house in 1975. This house was his main residence until 1982 at which time he and …

Keeping the Nexus When Refinancing

Question I have a loan for an investment property with Westpac for $220,000. I also have an unused loan facility with ANZ for $220,000. I want to transfer the $220,000 loan amount from Westpac to ANZ as ANZ is about 1% cheaper. The WBC loan facility will be kept and used for other personal purposes. …

GST Withholding Clause When Seller Not Registered for GST

Question Under the new amended legislation to require buyers of new subdivision of potential residential land to withhold the GST component of the purchase price there appears to me an anomaly with the way the GST Withholding Annexure issued by real estate agents in WA. The notice starts of with 1. Is this contract concerning …

CGT Start Date on Inherited property

Question I am currently living/retired in Thailand and am considered a Non Resident for Taxation purposes. My mother purchased an apartment in May 2013. She passed away in Feb 2017. The apartment was left to me in the Will and the transfer to my name was completed in Oct 2017. I lived in the apartment …

Margin Scheme Strategy

Question Have client purchased residential property with house December 1997 for around $180,000 (using Company Structure, in business code “on tax returns” of rental/lease of no residential properties ie owns 3 other commercial properties leased). Property (land) price now valued around $600,000 Rented the Residential House on and off most of the period up to …

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