13 May 08 Extend small business concessionsThe Government will increase access to the small business capital gains tax (CGT) concessions for taxpayers owning a CGT asset used in a business by a related entity and for partners owning a CGT asset used in the partnership business, with effect from the 2007-08 income year. This measure has an ongoing unquantifiable revenue impact, which has already been accounted for in the forward estimates.
Currently, the small business entity test does not cover business structures where the CGT asset is owned by an entity but is used in a related entity which carries on the business. In addition, for partnerships, the small business entity test requires the taxpayer making a capital gain to be a partner in the partnership and for the asset to be an asset of the partnership. This measure will allow these structures and assets to qualify for the CGT small business concessions.
See Budget Paper No 2 p 17