INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-1 - CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES: GENERAL TOPICS  

Division 108 - CGT assets  

Subdivision 108-D - Separate CGT assets  

Operative provisions

SECTION 108-55   When is a building a separate asset from land?  

108-55(1)  


A building or structure on land that you *acquired on or after 20 September 1985 is taken to be a separate *CGT asset from the land if one of these balancing adjustment provisions applies to the building or structure (whether or not there is a balancing adjustment):


(a) Subdivision 40-D ; or


(b) section 355-315 or 355-525 (about R & D).

Example:

You construct a timber mill building on land you own. The building is subject to a balancing adjustment on its disposal, loss or destruction. It is taken to be a separate CGT asset from the land.

108-55(2)  
A building or structure that is constructed on land that you *acquired before 20 September 1985 is taken to be a separate *CGT asset from the land if:


(a) you entered into a contract for the construction on or after that day; or


(b) if there is no contract - the construction started on or after that day.

Example:

You bought a block of land with a building on it on 10 August 1984. On 1 December 1999 you construct another building on the land. The other building is taken to be a separate CGT asset from the land.


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