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Step 1 – Types of CGT assets and CGT events

Last updated 3 March 2016

Certain capital gains and capital losses (that is, those from collectables and personal use assets) are treated differently when calculating your net capital gain or net capital loss. See chapter 1 in part A for explanations of these assets. In particular you should note that losses from personal use assets are disregarded and cannot be taken into account when working out your net capital gain. Losses from collectables can only be used to reduce capital gains from collectables.

The records of your CGT events need to be separated into the following three categories:

  • those relating to collectables (for example, jewellery)
  • those relating to personal use assets (for example, a boat you use for recreation)
  • other CGT assets or CGT events, including distributions of capital gains from managed funds.