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Property Development - Personal Name

Discussion in 'Development' started by Blackmores, 29th Sep, 2015.

  1. Blackmores

    Blackmores Member

    29th Sep, 2015
    Hi guys,

    We have a large block of land that we bought a very long time ago that we are thinking of subdividing and putting 3 townhouses on them. The problem is, the property is under our personal names. I would assume that would attract a massive 47% tax bill once the development is sold. Are there any ways to minimize the tax we need to pay? Will selling off the plan vs selling when completed make any difference at all? We are open to moving into one of the units as well if it helps.

    We thought of moving it into our family trust but stamp duty and CGT might kill as well isn't it?

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  2. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

    19th Jun, 2015

    Best to consult accountant /Tax adviser!

    Plenty questions that need scenario modelling and outcome of tax liability can be different for each scenario!

    @Paul@PFI touched based on this topic at last Sydney meetup!

    On a simple structure modelling, development circa $1.7M, it was a tax saving of $70K on one model and around $130K on 2nd model (sell half, keep half)