• Introduction

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    Read part B if you are an individual and a capital gains tax (CGT) event has happened to you in 2003-04 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 2003-04.

    The steps that follow explain how to calculate your net capital gain or capital loss for 2003-04 and complete item 17 Capital gains on your 2004 tax return for individuals (supplementary section) - or item 9 if you use the 2004 tax return for retirees. Note: You cannot use the tax return for retirees if you had a distribution from a managed fund during the year.

    Individuals, including individual partners in a partnership, who lodge using a paper tax return are not required to complete a CGT schedule.

    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 (or item 9 if you use the tax return for retirees). Make copies of the worksheet if you need more than one. If you need help completing the Capital gain or capital loss worksheet, read step 1 in part C (ignoring the word 'entity').

    If you have a number of the Capital gain or capital loss worksheets because several CGT events happened to you, you may wish to use the CGT summary worksheet to help you calculate your net capital gain or net capital loss. Read steps 2 and 3 in part C of this guide (ignoring the word 'entity') to find out how to complete the summary worksheet. Then complete item 17 on your tax return (or item 9 if you use the tax return for retirees).

    Unfamiliar 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

    Last modified: 04 Mar 2016QC 27527