Income tax: capital gains: a taxpayer owns pre-CGT land and trees. The taxpayer sells timber according to two post-CGT contracts:- . a contract for granting the purchaser of the timber the right to enter the taxpayer's property over a period of time and remove timber as and when required; and . a contract for the sale of the uncut timber. How is the sale treated for capital gains tax purposes?
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2. The grant of the profit a prendre gives rise to the disposal of a post-CGT asset created by the grantor i.e. the taxpayer (IT 2561). The proceeds from the 'sale' of the timber are treated as part of the consideration received for the grant of the profit a prendre .
A taxpayer owns pre-CGT land and trees. On 1 July 1992, the taxpayer sold all the pre-CGT timber growing on the land to an unrelated purchaser according to two contracts:-
Commissioner of Taxation
NO CGT Cell (CGTDET66)
creation of asset
profit and prendre
sale of timber