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What is a CGT asset?

Last updated 5 October 2009

Many CGT assets are easily recognisable-for example, land, shares in a company and units in a unit trust. Other CGT assets are not so well understood-for example, contractual rights, options, foreign currency and goodwill. All assets are subject to the CGT rules unless they are specifically excluded.

CGT assets fall into 3 categories:

  • collectables
  • personal use assets
  • other assets.