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Ed is a founding partner of Chan and Naylor accountants and a leading property tax specialist. He has co-authored 3 best selling books. As a seasoned property investor he shares his unique understanding of the relationship between property investment and tax. Visit www.Chan-Naylor.com.au


Debunking the lies of Investment Properties and SMSF’s
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Debunking the lies of Investment Properties and SMSF’s

Many very large Master Public Superannuation Funds and the media have been pushing propaganda that SMSF were investing huge amounts of money into property thus pushing up residential property prices causing a property bubble. We experienced the same propaganda many years ago when SMSF’s were first introduced and the large Super funds supported a heavy…

Tax Deductions for Your Rental Property
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Tax Deductions for Your Rental Property

Property Investors are targeted each year by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) so it’s important that you know what you can – and cannot – claim as a tax deduction. Basically, you can claim anything that is incurred on the investment property, but expenses however, are broken into 2 categories and claimed in 2 different…

Statistics Damn Statistics
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Statistics Damn Statistics

We often hear young people complain about how expensive property is to buy today. They often blame the Baby Boomer generation for pushing the prices up. I often hear them say that it was a lot more affordable 30 years ago. Or that it was a lot easier 30 or more years ago as things…

Want to earn more money?
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Want to earn more money?

If you want to earn more money don’t look for a better job, but do a better job.  If everyone in the business did a better job than it ends up in better outcomes for everyone. The Culture needs to be a win/win for all 1. Customers need to get products at a competitive price. 2….

Property investors are the most discriminated against
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Property investors are the most discriminated against

I’m always amazed at the number of ill informed people pushing for the abolishment of negative gearing based on such a narrow view of the situation.  It’s such an easy target without considering the larger consequences because we often miss the bigger picture when we get lost in the detail. Here’s an example: Troy Bramston…