As a private taxpayer, you letting out a house of yours for 7 years. Then you decide to live in the house yourself ( I believe the house then becomes you primary residence. ). For example, after 2,3 or even 7 years,you decide to sell the residence. With Capital gain tax in mind,do SARS handle it as normal CGT on a primary residence or because that you have letting it out, is there a special formula when culculate your liability for CGT on the house. I own more tha n one house..
You would apportion the total capital gain between the period you used the residence for your home and the rental period. The primary residence exclusion would then apply to the portion of the gain pertaining to your primary residence period. You would always pay full CGT on the portion of the gain applicable to the period you let it out.
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BUDDYsays: 18 October 2015 at 21:22
If I bought a house in 2002 for R800 000(Base cost). I then letting it out for 11 years and 6 month. After the tenant moved out,i used the residence for my home(primary residence).for 1year 2 month and I sold it in April 2015 for R3 1 000 000(THREE POINT ONE MILLION-PROCEEDS). Can you calculate the total gain apportion for the period I used it for my home and the period I have let it out. My annual taxable income= R320 000
TaxTimsays: 20 October 2015 at 21:31
The total number of months you owned the house equals 152 months. Period of letting = 138 months Period of primary residence = 14 months Total Gain = R3,1m - R800,000 = R2,300,000