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?
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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
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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!
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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…

Here’s how Labor’s $200 Billion tax slug will impact you
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Labor proposed $200 Billion worth of new taxes. That’s a staggering amount – almost unfathomable With the many new taxes and policy changes that Labor will implement if they win the May 18th Federal Election, they will tax your income, your home, your superannuation and your savings. Many of the changes are difficult to understand…

Is It Time To Pounce Before The New Negative Gearing Tax Laws Come Into Effect?
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Is it time to buy your next investment property or should you wait? Now that Labor has declared January 1st 2020 as the date their proposed tax amendments to negative gearing and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) come into effect property investors have just over 7 months to set themselves up. You’d have to be living…

Is your home exempt from CGT?
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Trying to get your head around Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can sometimes be like attempting to learn a new language. You think you’re doing alright with it and then someone from that country starts talking to you thinking you’re a local and you end up quite confused and no doubt a little embarrassed. Of course,…

The tax man is gobbling up income growth
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A crackdown on tax deductions and better technology from the Australian Tax Office is contributing to slower income growth and slower consumption. Reserve Bank of Australia assistant governor Luci Ellis recently gave a speech saying that  slower wages growth was less of a concern than slowing income growth. The RBA is obviously concerned that despite low…