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Read part B if you are an individual and a CGT event has happened to you in 2001-02 or you received a distribution from a trust (including a managed fund) that included a net capital gain.

If you have only sold a few shares or units, or have a managed fund distribution, you may find it easier to use the Personal investors guide to capital gains tax .

The steps below explain how to calculate your net capital gain or capital loss for 2001-02 and complete item 17 Capital gains on your 2002 tax return for individuals (supplementary section).

Note-New terms

There may be terms in part B that are not familiar to you. Refer to chapter 1 in part A for more information or to Explanation of terms.

Chapter 2 in part A explains how to calculate a capital gain or capital loss for each CGT event or asset using the Capital gain or capital loss worksheet. For most individuals, this worksheet is all you will need to work out what needs to be included at item 17 on your tax return.

If you have a large number of these worksheets due to having several CGT events happen to you, you may wish to use the CGT summary worksheet to help you calculate your net capital gain or net capital loss. Go to section 1b in part C of this guide to find out how to complete the CGT summary worksheet and then item 17 on your tax return.

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