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Navigating the capital gains tax minefield

Capital gains tax is a minefield and knowing how to tip-toe through the maze unscathed is a crucial component of any successful property portfolio and investment strategy.

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Capital gains tax is a potential minefield for the unwary. (Image source:

For many investors, the idea of handing over a sizeable chunk of a property sale profit to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is overwhelming, disheartening or even unjust.

However loathed it may be, CGT is a fundamental part of the property investment journey, so it pays to understand it and have a grasp of some ways to minimise its impact.

CGT is a tax on the capital gain made from the sale or disposal of assets, such as real estate, shares…

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