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    Will Your Clients Really Benefit From CGT Concessions If Their Business Is Owned By a Company?


    Frustrations with ATO views about UPEs of corporate beneficiaries have led to companies more frequently being used to acquire and operate small and medium sized businesses. But the problem is not discretionary trusts owning businesses, it is Division 7A. And there will usually be ways to deal with Division 7A anyway.

    Some advisers believe that a business owner can still access the small business CGT concessions on a future business sale, by selling shares in the company that owns the business. But how realistic is it to hope that that is the way things will turn out. This edition of Tax Solutions emphasises 2 reasons why clients with a business owned by a company may not actually benefit from the CGT concessions.




    07 Dec 2015

    Topic: Business & investment structures/CGT/Trusts

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