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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7 of the most common SMSF errors — part one
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Self-Managed Superannuation Funds or SMSFs provide another avenue for people to create and manage their wealth.  Unfortunately, like many other highly regulated financial tools, they can be quite complex. In fact, there a number of common errors that people often make in SMSFs, which can be avoided with professional advice from the outset, of course….

Which property investment fees and charges are tax deductible?
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Every year at tax time I wonder whether property investors are the only people in Australia who look forward to submitting their tax return! That’s because property investment not only provides us with the ability to create long-term wealth through the purchase of income-producing assets, but our tax system allows us to claim legitimate expenses…

Fundamentals to estate planning
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Planning your estate is an important matter. Estate planning involves arranging your assets and circumstances in such a way as to ensure that your beneficiaries after your death receive from your assets, the maximum use and enjoyment at a minimum cost in taxes and heartache. In other words, estate planning should be an efficient and…

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…

What is Land Tax and can I reduce it?
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What is land tax?  Who should pay it?  And can I reduce this major property cost which seems to eat into my rental income disproportionally? These questions are often asked by serious property investors who already have or are in the process of building a significant property portfolio. As is the case for most taxes,…

How is Capital Gains Tax calculated?
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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is one of those things that most investors know they will probably have to pay one day – and then promptly forget about it! The reality is that CGT can be difficult and confusing to understand, let alone calculate, so it’s important to have specialists on your side – and especially…