Property investment tax

When it comes to tax, unless you are a professional, it can be difficult to navigate your way through the maze. But understanding the basic taxation laws and your rights as a property investor is imperative to the success of your investment career. We’ve made it a little easier for you by providing a guide to all the taxation questions you need answered.

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Who controls a self-managed super fund?

When you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) you need to understand what it is, and also what it isn’t. Firstly, an SMSF is a trust and, like all trusts, it’s not a legal entity. Therefore the fund needs a trustee who makes decisions, opens up bank accounts, completes the tax return and so…

Capital Gains Tax changes 5 times more costly than negative gearing changes

The ALP’s proposed ban on negative gearing has been well publicised and debated. However, its proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have received far less attention. I suspect that this is because investors tend to overestimate short-term consequences and underestimate more significant long-term outcomes. But, since most of us are long-term investors, I’d suggest…

Property Investors - The Tax Man is watching you!

The Tax Office is ramping up audits of property investors. This comes after the ATO checked a random sample of returns with rental deductions and found nine in 10 claims contained errors. The ATO audited 1500 taxpayers with rental claims and applied penalties totalling $1.3 million in 2017-18, but expects to carry out 4500 audits…