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Capital Gains Tax Relief for Transformation Arrangements


Friday, 27 February 2009

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On 27 February 2009, the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs announced that the Government will provide a capital gains tax (CGT) roll-over for irrigators who transform their entitlement to water under an irrigation right held against an irrigation infrastructure operator into an individual water entitlement. The Assistant Treasurer indicated that the Government would undertake consultation on the design of the amendments and that, initially, Treasury would release a consultation paper.

This discussion paper forms the basis for consultation on the design of this proposal and sets out the way it may be implemented. The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the design of the proposal.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the issues set out in the discussion paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please email responses in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence, should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked 'confidential' to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act.

Closing date for submissions: Friday, 27 March 2009

Address written submissions to:
The General Manager
Business Tax Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Facsimile: (02) 6263 4466.

Documents Available:

Acrobat (PDF) documents

 Acrobat (PDF)

Discussion Paper  124.36kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Discussion Paper  202.23kb

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Submissions: Discussion Paper - Capital Gains Tax Relief for Transformation Arrangements - 3/06/2010

Treasury has received three submissions in response to its consultation on Capital Gains Tax Relief for Transformation Arrangements. One of these is a public submission, and there are two confidential submissions. The public submission is listed below and is accessible by selecting the author.

The opinions expressed in the submissions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government or the Treasury.

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