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Becoming a resident

Last updated 5 October 2009

Special CGT rules apply to assets you own when you become a resident of Australia. You are taken to have acquired these assets at the time you became a resident.

This rule only applies to assets that you acquired on or after 20 September 1985 that did not have a necessary connection with Australia-for example, land in a foreign country. The general cost base rules apply to an asset that had a necessary connection with Australia (for example, land in Australia) when you became a resident.