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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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…

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,…

Are you banned from a SMSF? You may be…
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More and more Australians are trying to protect their financial future by setting us their own Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF). However, there are some interesting rules governing and who is legally allowed to run them. But very few of us understand them.  Did you know that a “disqualified person” is not permitted to be…

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…

A Complete Guide to Capital Gains Tax
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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…