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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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Foreign Investors In QLD Slammed With New Tax

Foreign owners of investment property in Queensland will be slammed with a 1.5% land tax surcharge on assets with a value of $350,000 or more. The state government is seeking additional revenue in order to maintain a wafer-thin operating fiscal surplus. The Palaszczuk government announced the new measure in its 2017-18 state budget, and said…

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Taxation revenue from property continues to climb

Revenue earned from property taxes has seen a bolstering of state and local government bank accounts with the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing that state and local governments nationally collected $49.567 billion (51.9%) of their total taxation revenue from property, a record high proportion and 9.6% higher over the year.  Stamp duty…

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Your Complete Guide to Property Investment

If you’re looking to get into property investing or move up to the next rung of the property ladder, here are some words of advice on how to invest in property. Property investment is simple, but not easy and that’s not a play on words. It’s not something you should enter into lightly, but for…

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Commonly missed investment property tax deductions

An investment property should be selected based on the likelihood of it generating strong capital growth rather than secondary benefits such as rental yield or negative gearing. However, saying that, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t maximise the gearing benefits of your current or future investment property to save on tax! So, if you’re looking to…

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A name is just a name… or is it? Your options when buying a property

Did you know that you have many options when it comes to deciding the entity that should own your new property? Most property buyers, even seasoned investors, default to simply buying the property in their own name, but this is not always the best and most financially savvy choice.  The legally recognised owner of a…

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Will There Be A Crackdown On Capital Gains Tax Concessions?

The Australian Financial Review reported that the Turnbull government was planning a crackdown on capital gains tax concessions for property investors in order to “seize the mantle” on housing affordability and provide revenue to help replace soon-to-be-abandoned budget cuts.  The government’s policy backflip was scheduled to be unveiled in the May budget and comes after…

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A Complete Guide to Capital Gains Tax

The thing about property investing is that eventually you, or your beneficiaries if you hold for the extremely long-term, will likely have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the time when the Federal Government gets their share of the profit that you’ve made from investing in property as it’s technically classed as personal…

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