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GST & Other Tax Issues in Property Development presentation

Published on 03 Jun 04 by SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

Property Development has re-emerged as a significant commercial activity throughout Australia in recent years. The tax issues associated with this area are often challenging and require a good understanding of the interaction between ordinary income tax, CGT, GST and stamp duty.

Case studies in this presentation will deal with the following issues:
- subdividing and selling off part of a main residence (ie fulfilling the new Australian dream of converting the 1/4 acre block into quick cash)
- tax issues in demolishing a house and constructing new townhouses (becoming a one-off developer)
- speculative property development tax issues.

This was also presented on 11 March 2004 at the 38th South Australian State Convention at Sunset Cove and on 2 April 2004 at the 18th National Convention held in Melbourne.

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Author Photo - Lachlan Wolfers CTA
Lachlan Wolfers CTA
Lachlan is the leader of KPMG’s Indirect Tax practice in China and a member of KPMG’s Global Indirect Taxes leadership team. He was formerly a director of The Tax Institute, and leader of KPMG’s Indirect Taxes and Tax Controversy practices in Australia prior to his relocation to China in 2011. In his current role, Lachlan is assisting multinational companies transition to VAT in China. He is a frequent presenter and media commentator on VAT issues in China, and is currently advising China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation on several tax reforms, including VAT and Advance Rulings. Current at 27 August 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Lachlan R WOLFERS.
 

This was presented at 38TH SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE CONVENTION: A SPECTACLE OF TAX.

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