I have a rental property 100% owned by myself.
-- my wife and myself are both retired
-- I will be 65 in July this year when I can no longer make contributions into my super account.
I am looking at transferring half the onwership to my wife where I will realize a capital gain with tax payable on the half transferred to my wife.
Using the following as an example:
1. With sole onwership the lets say $300,000 is total capital gain where half the gain $150,000 will be taxed.
2. I transfer half the property to my wife and the taxable gain will be $75,000 (being half the $150,000)
3. I make Concessional Contribution (tax deductible) of $50,000 into my super account which can be offset against the capital gain upon the transfer of half.
4. The net income taxble will be $25,000 (being my half share of capital gain $75,000 less my deductible Concessional Contribution of $50,000).
When we eventually sell the property, the capital gain will be based upon the valuation used for the transfer to the wife and the capital gain will be 50% each and will attract lower tax rates!
Did I get the above right?
How should the valuation of the rental property calculated?
Has anyone been down this track and can share advice or experiences?
I do plan to seek professional advice on this matter.