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Can confidential information be a CGT asset?

Published on 01 Dec 07 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

Confidential information such as trade secrets is often a highly prized business asset. When businesses are sold, the issue of whether such information is a CGT asset will arise. This article examines whether confidential information is a CGT asset in the nature of property or alternatively, gives rise to equitable rights that can still constitute a CGT asset.

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Bradley Jones CTA
Bradley is a member of the NSW Bar, he has a broad practice in Commonwealth and state revenue matters where regularly advises and appears for both taxpayers and revenue authorities. He advises resident and non-resident clients in the finance, property development, telecommunications and mining industries in relation to both domestic and international transactions. Before coming to the Bar in 2005, Bradley was a senior associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Current at 31 March 2015 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Bradley L JONES.
 
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