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We have a rental property purchased 15 years ago. When we saw the Section 32 during the purchase, we found that various organisations quoted its address differently - some quoted it as 6/85-93, while others as 6/83-89. Nothing that we could not change it in every place, as the property is 50 year old by now and all organisations (e.g. utility providers like water/gas/electricity/phone, council, SRO) have it recorded differently in their systems, even having the different suburb as they share the same post code. We had this issue ongoing while opening utilitiy accounts and usually had to explain and provide section 32 to prove that it is the same property.
For the last 15 years we quoted it in our tax return as 6/85-93, in the same way as the real estate agent (property manager) had it registered from the start. During the recent bank refinance we had to get the agent to change the property address to 6/83-89 to allow the refinance and settlement to occur as bank decided to use a different address for the mortgage based on the SRO information and refused to use the current address. So for the last few months the property rental statements and new lease have been issued with the updated address.
I'm just wondering what we need to do now to inform ATO about this address change? Provide Section 32 where it has various addresses as a proof?
Should we start quoting new updated address from this Tax Return or continue to use old one?
Also this property is rented now to the Community Housing Provider and to get the CGT discount in the future we would need to get the Affordable Housing Certificate from the provider. I'm afraid that if the address in that certificate is different to the one in the tax return, then ATO will not accept this as valid evidence as it might not be able to match up two addresses to the same property. But the provider will not be willing to sign the ceritficate with the address different to the updated one in the recent lease.