Deceased Estate and Capital Gain Tax

Treatment of Property after Owner dies

When a person dies, the assets that make up their estate can:

  • pass straight to a beneficiary (or beneficiaries), or
  • pass straight to their legal personal representative (for example, their executor) who may dispose of the assets or pass them to the recipient, or beneficiary.

A beneficiary is a person entitled to assets of a deceased estate. They can be named as a beneficiary in a will or they can be permitted to the assets as a result of the laws of intestacy (when a person dies without having made a will).

A legal personal representative can be either:

  • the executor of a deceased estate (that is, a person appointed to wind up the estate in accordance with the will)
  • an administrator selected to wind up the estate if the person does not leave a will.

Date of Acquisition

If you acquire an asset own by a deceased person as their official personal representative or beneficiary, you are taken to have acquired the asset on the day the person died. If that was before 20 September 1985, you disregard any capital gain or capital loss you make from the asset.

Disregarding Capital Gain or Loss on Death       

capital gains tax (CGT applies to any change of ownership of a CGT asset, unless the asset was acquired before 20 September 1985 (pre-CGT).

There is a special rule that allows any capital gain or capital loss made on a post-CGT asset to be disregarded if, when a person dies, an asset they owned passes either:

  • to their legal personal representative or to a beneficiary
  • from their legal personal representative to a beneficiary.

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Capital Gains Tax

A capital gain or capital loss on an asset is the difference between what it cost us and what you receive when we dispose of it.

We pay tax on your capital gains. It forms part of our income tax and is not considered a separate tax – though it’s referred to as capital gains tax (CGT).

If we make a capital loss, we can’t claim it against income but we can use it to reduce a capital gain in the same income year. And if our capital losses exceed our capital gains in an income year, we can generally carry the loss forward and deduct it against capital gains in future years.

All assets we’ve acquired since tax on capital gains started (on 20 September 1985) are subject to CGT unless specifically excluded.

Most personal assets are exempt from CGT, including our home, car, and most personal use assets, such as furniture. CGT also doesn’t apply to depreciating assets used solely for taxable purposes, such as business equipment or fittings in a rental property.

If we’re an Australian resident, CGT applies to our assets anywhere in the world. Foreign residents make a capital gain or capital loss if a CGT event happens to an asset that is ‘taxable Australian property’.

When you sell or else dispose of an asset it’s called a CGT event. This is the point at which you create a capital gain or capital loss. There are additional CGT events, such as when a managed fund or other trust distributes a capital gain to you.

It’s important to set up the timing of a CGT event because it tells you in which income year to report your capital gain or capital loss, and may affect how you calculate your tax liability.

If you dispose of a CGT asset, the CGT event frequently happens when you enter into the contract for disposal. (In the case of real estate, for example, the CGT event generally occurs when you enter into the contract – that is, the date on the contract, not when you settle.) If there is no contract, the CGT event usually happens when you stop being the asset’s owner.

If your CGT asset is lost or destroyed, the CGT event happens when you first receive reward for the loss or destruction. If you don’t receive any reward, the CGT event happens when the loss is discovered or the damage occurred.

When some CGT events occur, such as exchanging an asset for a replacement asset, the law allows you to defer or roll over any capital gain you make until another CGT event (such as selling the replacement asset).

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Winding Up a Deceased Estate

In administering and winding up a deceased estate, a legal personal representative may need to dispose of some or all the assets of the estate. Assets disposed of in this way are subject to the normal rules and any capital gain the legal personal representative makes on the disposal is subject to CGT.

Similarly, it may be necessary for the legal personal representative to acquire an asset – for example, to satisfy a specific legacy made. Any capital gain or capital loss they make when they dispose of that asset to the beneficiary is subject to the normal CGT rules.

If a beneficiary sells an asset they have inherited, the normal CGT rules also apply.

Collectables and personal use assets

A post-CGT collectable or personal-use asset is still treated as such when you receive it as a beneficiary or the legal personal representative of the estate.

Main residence and other dwellings

Special rules apply if the asset was the person’s main residence.

Even if a dwelling was not the deceased person’s main residence, special rules may mean you qualify for a full or part exemption when you dispose of it.

Life and remainder interests

There may be CGT consequences on the creation, surrender, expiry or disposal of a life interest or remainder interest.

A life interest is an interest in the income of a trust for life or an estate for life in real property not held on trust.

A remainder interest is an interest in the capital of a trust or an estate in remainder in real property not held on trust.

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Capital Gain Tax

You may influence a capital gain or capital loss when you to offer (or generally stop to claim) an investment property that you acquired after 19 September 1985. On account of the deal or other transfer of land, the time of event is typically when you go into the agreement (for the most part the date on the agreement), not when you settle. On the off chance that there is no agreement, the occasion happens when the difference in possession happens.

The way that an agreement might be liable to a condition, for example, back endorsement, for the most part does not influence this date. You can likewise make a capital pick up or capital misfortune from certain capital changes made after 19 September 1985 when you offer or generally stop to possess a property you obtained before that date. You will make a capital pick up from the offer of your investment property to the degree that the capital continues you receive are more than the cost base of the property.

You will make a capital misfortune to the degree that the property’s diminished cost base surpasses those capital continues. If you are a co-proprietor of a venture property, you will make a capital pick up or misfortune as per your enthusiasm for the property. The cost base and diminished cost base of a property incorporates the sum you paid for it together with certain coincidental expenses related with getting, holding and discarding it (for instance, lawful charges, stamp obligation and land operator’s bonuses). Certain sums that you have deducted or which you can deduct are prohibited from the property’s cost base or lessened cost base. For instance, see Cost base changes for capital works findings.

Your capital gain or capital misfortune might be neglected if a rollover applies, for instance, if your property was wrecked or mandatorily obtained or you exchanged it to your previous companion under a court arrange following the breakdown of your marriage. On the off chance that you were an occupant of Norfolk Island on 23 October 2015 you can neglect any capital pick up or misfortune made on an investment property situated on Norfolk Island that you held around then. CGT may however apply to investment properties situated on the Australian territory or somewhere else on the planet. CGT may likewise apply to any investment properties acquired on or after 24 October 2015.

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Capital Gain Tax Concession for Small Business

This information applies from the 2008–09 year onwards.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the capital gains tax (CGT) concessions available for small business and the basic conditions you must satisfy to access the concessions.

The concessions reduce the capital gain on business assets that you must include in your assessable income.

You must first satisfy the basic conditions that apply to all the CGT concessions for small business. You must then satisfy any additional conditions that apply particularly to the individual concessions.

You can apply as many concessions as you are entitled to until the capital gain is reduced to nil. This choice allows you to get the best tax results for your situation.

There are rules about the order you apply the CGT small business concessions, any current year or prior year capital losses and the CGT discount.

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Capital Gains Tax

A capital gain or capital loss on an asset is the difference between what it cost us and what you receive when we dispose of it.

We pay tax on your capital gains. It forms part of our income tax and is not considered a separate tax – though it’s referred to as capital gains tax (CGT).

If we make a capital loss, we can’t claim it against income but we can use it to reduce a capital gain in the same income year. And if our capital losses exceed our capital gains in an income year, we can generally carry the loss forward and deduct it against capital gains in future years.

All assets we’ve acquired since tax on capital gains started (on 20 September 1985) are subject to CGT unless specifically excluded.

Most personal assets are exempt from CGT, including our home, car, and most personal use assets, such as furniture. CGT also doesn’t apply to depreciating assets used solely for taxable purposes, such as business equipment or fittings in a rental property.

If we’re an Australian resident, CGT applies to our assets anywhere in the world. Foreign residents make a capital gain or capital loss if a CGT event happens to an asset that is ‘taxable Australian property’.

When you sell or else dispose of an asset it’s called a CGT event. This is the point at which you create a capital gain or capital loss. There are additional CGT events, such as when a managed fund or other trust distributes a capital gain to you.

It’s important to set up the timing of a CGT event because it tells you in which income year to report your capital gain or capital loss, and may affect how you calculate your tax liability.

If you dispose of a CGT asset, the CGT event frequently happens when you enter into the contract for disposal. (In the case of real estate, for example, the CGT event generally occurs when you enter into the contract – that is, the date on the contract, not when you settle.) If there is no contract, the CGT event usually happens when you stop being the asset’s owner.

If your CGT asset is lost or destroyed, the CGT event happens when you first receive reward for the loss or destruction. If you don’t receive any reward, the CGT event happens when the loss is discovered or the damage occurred.

When some CGT events occur, such as exchanging an asset for a replacement asset, the law allows you to defer or roll over any capital gain you make until another CGT event (such as selling the replacement asset).

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