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 two

Did you know that there are now more than 600,000 Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) in Australia? Plus the average fund balance is more than $1 million?  SMSFs have soared in popularity over the past decade, especially because funds can purchase certain types of property to help grow their retirement wealth position. However, as outlined in…

7 of the most common SMSF errors — part one

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….

Fundamentals to estate planning

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?

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?

What is land tax?  Who should pay for 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…

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