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Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in SA. There are currently four small business concessions that could reduce your CGT payable. According to the ATO, these concessions currently include; 15-year exemption - if you have owned the business for at least 15 years and are over 55 years; Active Asset reduction - only pay tax on 50% of the capital gain; Retirement Exemption - if you are under 55 and place the money from the disposal into a retirement fund; Rollover - deferring payment for two years whilst you purchase another business. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. These exemptions may change and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.
In South Australia, there are currently hundreds of businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in SA, simply start typing South Australia into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price. It's a good idea to save your search results and listings so you can easily find them later. Once you have found a suitable business, you can contact the seller via the form. They may request you complete an NDA to keep the business details confidential. You can then discuss the business further and conduct due diligence.
Selling a business in SA can be done by the business owner or by engaging a licensed SA business broker or real estate agent. It is important to have an exit strategy for your business to increase your chance of obtaining an optimum sale price for the business. Check out Bsale’s 6 Steps to prepare a business for sale, it will provide a check-list and general step by step guide. There are licensed business brokers in SA who can assist during the sale process and list your business on websites such as Bsale. Check out our ‘find a business broker’ section to find a broker to sell your particular business. Bsale offers advertising to business owners, brokers and franchise groups.
In South Australia all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. The South Australian Government oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers in SA. When you search for a business broker they appear under land agents as they are licensed real estate agents. You will need to enter their name or license number. It will then appear as ‘Land Agent’ and ‘Licensed’; you can also click to view more details. You can check a SA business brokers license here.
State or Government nomination is required if you wish to migrate to SA on a business visa. It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you are meeting the visa’s eligibility requirements.
Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa - Subclass 888. This visa is valid for five years with future options for further permanent residency visas or citizenship. This visa is for business owners and investors who already hold a four-year provisional 188 visa aligned to the visa stream you originally applied for: Business Innovation stream: Business owners who want to relocate their overseas business or establish a new business in South Australia. Investor stream: Successful investors or business owners willing to invest a minimum AUD $1.5 million in South Australia for four years. Significant Investor stream: People willing to benefit South Australia and invest AUD$5 million into a complying investment for four years.
Business Talent (Permanent) Visa Subclass 132. This is a state-nominated permanent residence visa for business owners and entrepreneurs who have a proven successful business history and want to do business in Australia.
Business Owner Visa. Subclass 892. This is a state-nominated permanent residence visa for business owners already holding a South Australian state-sponsored 163, 164 or 165 visa.
Investor Visa. Subclass 893. This is a state-nominated permanent residence visa for investors already holding a South Australian state-nominated 165 visa.
Investor Retirement Renewal visa This is a four-year temporary visa for people wishing to retire in South Australia.
Temporary Activity visa. Subclass 408. This is a temporary visa for seed-stage entrepreneurs seeking to develop their business concept in South Australia as part of the Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) pilot.
Full details of current visa options can be found on Skilled and Business Migration SA.
Stamp duty no longer applies to the sale or transfer of a business in South Australia. It was abolished on 18 June 2015 by Revenue SA. However, stamp duty will still apply on the transfer of land or a motor vehicle that is included as part of the sale of a business. Stamp duty is payable within two months. If you are transferring land, you can obtain an estimate of the stamp duty payable here.
Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. In SA, we have the following regions; Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Eyre Peninsula, Coober Pedy + Regional, Mount Gambier + South East and Port Augusta + Spencer Gulf. Search a particular region by simply typing the region name into the location field and hit ‘Go’.