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CGT on EX-PPOR

Discussion in 'Accounting, Tax & Legal' started by anthovan, 12th Jun, 2015.

  1. anthovan

    anthovan New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    First time poster so please be patient !!!

    Currently, I have TWO properties, one a Sydney EX-PPOR, bought in 2009 as main residence which is currently rented since 2013 due to job relocation to Perth. The second Perth property bought in late 2013 which I currently live in. Now, I am planning to sell the Sydney ex-ppor, but am not sure if I can take advantage to the six year rule here. Can I choose to declare the Sydney property as PPOR due to excessive CGT payable and forgo the Perth property as I don't have CGT implication on it ?
    Can anyone suggest anything better in my situation or advise if someone has faced a similar situation before ?

    Thanks for your replies in advance.
     
  2. Terryw

    Terryw Well-Known Member

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    You probably could. But that would expose the new property to CGT - eventually.
     
  3. anthovan

    anthovan New Member

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    Thanks Terryw for your reply. I am aware I'll expose the new property but that's in the future and I can plan for it better next time.