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Dying to be taxed: death and capital gains tax


Topics discussed include: summary of the new division 128 and important concepts; main changes between sections 160X, 160Y and division 128; how division 128 operates for assets passing to beneficiary; how division 128 operates for assets owned at death as a joint tenant; main residences and death.

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Arlene Macdonald CTA-Life
Photo of author, Arlene MACDONALD Until her recent retirement, Arlene was a Barrister at the South Australian Bar for 17 years. Prior to this she spent 8 years at the Australian Government Solicitor's Office, and several years at the ATO and the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office. At the Bar she appeared and advised in a wide range of Commonwealth and State tax disputes concerning income tax, CGT, GST, stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax and other tax issues. Arlene is experienced in acting for the Commissioner of Taxation and for the range of taxpayers who were in dispute with the revenue authorities or who needed advice on how tax law applies in their case. She has a passion for legal education, especially in tax and trust law. She was awarded life membership of The Tax Institute in 2010 particularly for her work over many years in organising, promoting and providing education through The Tax Institute. She has written a vast number of papers and articles and is a highly sought after speaker. - Current at 16 February 2015
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Dying to be taxed: Death and Capital Gains Tax

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