Foreign resident capital gains withholding payments

12 Oct

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL GAINS TAX FOR FOREIGN RESIDENTS.

Are you selling or purchasing a property with a value of $750,000 or higher?  If so, we suggest you contact your Stratogen Accountant to discuss the implications.

Foreign residents and capital gains tax

Currently the foreign resident capital gains withholding rules apply to real property disposals where the contract price is $750,000 or above.  The withholding rate is 12.5% of the purchase price and applies if the seller is a non-tax resident of Australia.  The burden to withhold falls on the purchaser (and their legal representative) and it is therefore prudent for the purchaser to require a clearance certificate from the seller (confirming that the seller is an Australian tax resident) in order to avoid the requirement to withhold tax at settlement.

If you are the seller, even if you are a resident of Australia, you may need to request a clearance certificate from the ATO to ensure you comply with the foreign resident capital gains withholding rules.

These rules apply to contracts entered into after 1 July 2017.

More information : If you’re a foreign resident and need more information about capital gains tax implications, contact your Stratogen accountant for advice.

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