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My two cents on CGT

There is no doubt the Tax Working Group’s recently released interim report is the topic du jour. Accordingly, it is only appropriate that I offer my two cents’ worth, particularly in relation to the comments on a possible capital gains tax. 

Moving away from the detail and speaking more philosophically, I have some reservations about the wisdom of introducing CGT. In fact I have more than a few but here are some:

In closing, this is a topic we will have to keep a close eye on and there is a lot of water to flow under the bridge yet. It is likely to be great news for tax consultants and property valuers, but not so good for property investors who have worked hard to accumulate capital and invested it prudently for their retirement. 


Matthew Gilligan

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