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CGT from shares sold - HELP

Discussion in 'Beginner's Lounge' started by cage123au, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:46 AM.

  1. cage123au

    cage123au

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    Hi, I am new here and hope someone can at least give me some sound advice, or point me in the right direction. I have to say, trying to read the ATO site is not that easy, it is just links to more links, very confusing. Anyway, to my question.

    Basically, my circumstance is I received shares through an ESS over the timeframe 1999 > 2009. I paid 1K/ month from after tax wages to purchase shares, there was NO discount on these shares at all. The shares were also purchased under the 10 yr tax deferred rule at the time which was available to me. Once they reached the 10 years, I paid the appropriate tax.

    When I retired, I sold them all at the same time. As mentioned the shares were bought on a tax deferred system, all tax has been paid on the shares, even the ones that had not reached their 10 year event. The dividends from these shares over the years was reinvested as additional shares. Prior to me selling, no actual money had been received by me.

    So, I am thinking as I have the cost base for every share I bought, and when, it should be a matter of just taking each of those and put it against the sale price, Some would be a gain some were a loss. I have made myself a spreadsheet and inputted every share bought at the time and for what cost, and marked that again the sale price. Some were a gain, some were a loss. I added up all the total gain then the total loss and came up with a figure that was a gain overall. I then applied a 50% discount of that gain, and then deduct any the selling brokerage fee. I did not have to pay fees when purchasing the shares, the company paid that. I then ended up with a figure which is what I am calling my overall NET gain.

    Does, my situation sound about right. I'd just rather ask in here first. If it proves too difficult, I will just go to an accountant, but as my tax return is very simple now, thought I would give to a shot. I will not have to do this again in the future. This was a one time event.

    I do realise that this NET figure will be added to my income for the year, then I pay tax accordingly at marginal rate, which in my case seeing I am retired will be lily 19c as I will be overall the $18,200.

    One last piece of this puzzle is that since retiring, I have done my own online tax return via MyGov. Can anyone point me to the exact input place I need to enter the gain. I cannot seem to find the right area. I did see a possible place, but that seems to be on the supplemental section and I do not think that part can be done as an online form.

    So, hopefully, someone here can shed some light on this. If any additional info required, please ask.

    Apologies for the long first thread, but thought I should try and be detailed in my asking.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
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