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David Naylor was a founder of Chan and Naylor, accountants, is a leading property tax specialist. As a seasoned property investor he shares his unique understanding of the relationship between property investment and tax.


5 Reasons Why The Government Shouldn't Change Negative Gearing
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5 Reasons Why The Government Shouldn’t Change Negative Gearing

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has unveiled plans to change negative gearing rules for property purchases if they win the next Election. The changes under a Shorten government would not affect the tax arrangements for investment properties purchased before July 2017.  A Labor Government would also reduce capital gains discounts from 50 per cent to…

5 Events that could impact your property Investing in Australia in 2016.
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5 Events that could impact your property Investing in Australia in 2016.

In Scott Morrison’s updated budget report delivered before Xmas, Treasury stated that the housing construction boom ended.  The boom has carried much of the economy since the resources investment sector declined. However there is still expected to be some growth in new home building and renovation. Government statistics predict a modest 2 per cent  growth next financial year compared…

I'm not the "sharpest tool in the shed"
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I’m not the “sharpest tool in the shed”

A wise man once told me that if you were the smartest person in your network of advisors you need to find new advisors. I always surround myself with people that are sharper, smarter and more experienced in their fields of expertise so that I can leverage their knowledge and advice to guide me through life…

2015 Personal Tax Planning Checklist
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2015 Personal Tax Planning Checklist

Most taxpayers accept that paying tax provides community benefits and they meet their tax obligations voluntarily. In meeting this obligation, you have a right to arrange your financial affairs to keep your tax, to a minimum – this is often referred to as tax planning or ‘tax-effective’ investing. Tax planning is legitimate when you do…