Published on 06 Oct 06
by VICTORIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
In the recent Federal Budget changes arising from the Board of Taxation’s post implementation review of the small business CGT concessions were announced, together with a new significant stakeholder test. This paper re-examines the small business CGT concessions from a practical perspective, highlighting some of the proposed changes and considering the traps that practitioners must continue to monitor. The paper considers:
- can a taxpayer’s structure result in a failure to satisfy the threshold tests?
- is there an active asset?
- what does need to be included in the maximum net asset value test?
- how does the connection test operate?
- what are the compliance traps?
- what are the implications of choosing some concessions over others?
This was also presented by Ron Jorgensen on 21 Octobe 2006 at the Tasmanian State Convention.
Daniel Smedley, CTA enjoys solving complex taxation and trust law issues for private enterprise clients. He is also a trusted confidant in planning the succession of his client’s personal and business affairs. Daniel is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute, accredited as a specialist in Taxation Law with the Law Institute of Victoria, and the principal author of the Trust Structures Guide, recognised by The Tax Institute as "the leading resource for anyone advising on trusts, structuring and planning issues". In both 2016 and 2017, Daniel was named one of Australia's “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by Best Lawyers and published in the Australian Financial Review. Daniel has also been recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer in 2016 and 2017. Daniel is a regular presenter at state and national industry conventions, conferences and workshops.
- Current at
21 September 2018
Ron Jorgensen, CTA, is a Partner at Thomson Geer Lawyers. Ron principally consults on Commonwealth and State tax laws, tax dispute resolution and compliance enforcements, and specialises in trusts and trust disputes, succession and asset protection, business and investment structuring and tax-sensitive commercial and property transactions. Ron is an Accredited Specialist in Tax Law, a Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Master of Laws program, a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and a respected technical writer and presenter.
- Current at
12 June 2018