Alive and Thriving - The Revised Regime for CGT Small Business Concessions

The Tax Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007

14 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2009

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Chris Evans

University of New South Wales

Date Written: April 27, 2008

Abstract

The current range of CGT concessions available for small business operators in Australia is arguably the most generous regime of its kind anywhere in the world. There are four separate concessions potentially available to Australian taxpayers, namely, the 15 year exemption in Subdiv 152-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth), the 50 per cent reduction in Subdiv 152-C, the retirement exemption in Subdiv 152-D and the rollover in Subdiv 152-E of that Act.

These provisions are currently (early 2007) undergoing extensive revision, primarily as a result of recommendations made by the Board of Taxation following its post implementation review of the concessions in 2005. In this paper, Professor Evans examines the legislative and administrative amendments that have been implemented, or are currently in the process of being implemented, as a result of the acceptance by the Treasurer and the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) of most of the recommendations made by the Board of Taxation.

Keywords: Taxation, CGT concessions

Suggested Citation

Evans, Christopher Charles, Alive and Thriving - The Revised Regime for CGT Small Business Concessions (April 27, 2008). The Tax Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392583

Christopher Charles Evans (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales ( email )

School of Taxation and Business Law
Australian School of Business, UNSW
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

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