From 30 June this year, the general exemption from capital gains tax (CGT) for a principal place of residence will be lost to foreign tax residents.

It is a change to the status quo that has been in place since CGT was introduced in 1985, with an intent, as stated in Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 2) Bill 2018, to “… stop foreign tax residents from claiming the main residence capital gains tax (CGT) exemption when they sell property in Australia from Budget night 2017.” Readmore