16 Dec 08 2008 changes to the margin schemeThe ATO has published a factsheet alerting taxpayers to the changes to the margin scheme made by Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No 5) Act 2008, which received Royal Assent on 9 December 2008. This Act changed the way the margin scheme works when a taxpayer sells property they acquired as any of the following:
- as part of a GST-free going concern
- as a GST-free farm land
- as an associate for no payment.