• Step 3 - Work out whether you have any capital losses

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    If you have any capital losses for the current year or losses carried forward from a previous year, you must use them to reduce the capital gain before applying any of the remaining concessions.

    Example 8: capital losses

    In the same year as Lana made the $17,000 capital gain on the sale of land, she also made a capital loss of $3,000 from the sale of another asset.

    She must offset the loss against the gain before applying any of the remaining concessions, as follows:

    $17,000 - $3,000 = $14,000

    Lana may be able to reduce her capital gain further using the CGT discount and one or more of the other small business CGT concessions.

    Last modified: 04 Jan 2012QC 24432