Transfer to spouse in Victoria for no consideration

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  1. Hamish Blair

    Hamish Blair Well-Known Member

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    We bought a block of land and built a PPOR on it - both the property and mortgage are in my name.

    I believe I can transfer 50% to my wife (as JT or TIC?) provided there is no consideration, and not trigger the need to pay stamp duty or CGT.

    There is a mortgage; would I end up with 100% of the existing mortgage and 50% of the property, and she 0% of the mortgage and 50% of the property?

    Hidden gotchas? Things to think about ?
     
  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Member

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    Consider deductibility of interest.new loans and mortgages mean requalification
    Cgt not necessarily exempt.
    See my tax tips
     
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    Legal advice.
    Lender / broker advice. Lenders will likely require that a co-owner also be a co-borrower when the loan is refinanced.
    Tax advice.
     
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    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Member

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    And the full interest on the loan won't be deductible. At best 50% of the remaining loan.
     

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