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Income tax issues in property development paper


This paper includes:

  • a review of the mere realisation vs one-off profit-making enterprise vs property development business trichotomy (including an easy to use checklist to guide you in advising clients)
  • the interaction between income tax and CGT, including the trading stock provisions
  • an overview of the income tax main residence exemptions as they relate to property development activities
  • how to structure a property acquisition from an income tax perspective and the benefits and drawbacks of particular structures.

Author profile:

Keith James CTA
Keith is a Partner at Hall and Wilcox and is a member of the Taxation and Private Clients practice groups. Keith is a key figure in the tax advisory profession. He has been the Deputy Chair of the Board of Taxation since early 2011 and a member since 2004. His involvement has extended to Chairman of the Public Accountants Committee, Victorian President, National Councillor, Chairman of the Taxation Centre of Excellence and member of the National Tax Advisory Committee for CPA Australia. Keith was for many years a member of The Tax Institutes Victorian and National Education Committees. In October 2008 he was awarded a Meritorious Service Award by the Institute. Keith has had extensive experience in the construction and development fields. He is a director of Dennis Family Holdings. Current at 17 October 2013 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Keith JAMES.

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