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Category: Taxation

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    Planning for property investment success…from beyond the grave

    While death is not something any of us like to think about, it is one of the only certainties in life…of course the other certainty is about as palatable a topic. But the fact is you need to think about your own mortality in relation to your financial plan and yes, that means taxes too! … Read More

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    The property investor’s quick guide to depreciation

    This might seem like an unseasonably early post, given that the end of financial year isn’t exactly looming around the corner. But the years just seem to be ticking by quicker and before you know it, June 30 will be upon us. Or is it just me who feels that way? Tax time can be … Read More

  • Are you paying the government too much of your property investment capital?

    The amount of tax we pay matters to us all. As the late Kerry Packer (at the time he was Australia’s richest man) once said to a government inquiry, ‘Of course I am minimising my tax. ‘And if anybody in this country doesn’t minimise their tax, they want their heads read, because as a government, … Read More

  • 3 tips to a top property investment structure

    In a previous post, we looked at the considerations first-timers and seasoned property investors need to work through in order to optimise their portfolio purchasing structure and power. Essentially, how do you minimise risk whilst maximising return? The fact is every property investor might well have a number of different structuring opportunities that can be … Read More

  • Who (or what) should buy your next property investment?

    Although first-time investors rarely consider their property ownership structure options, this is perhaps one of the most critical aspects that you need to get right from the start. Often the decision to buy an investment property is accompanied by an assumption that the investor will make said purchase in their own name (solely), or in … Read More

  • 6 good reasons why NOT to buy property within an SMSF

    With an ever-rising tide of Self Managed Super Fund hysteria, we think it’s time to lend some balance and perspective to the very popular investment debate of the day – the acquisition of real estate within your own fund structure. It seems you can barely step foot into any social setting these days (particularly as … Read More

  • SMSFs and property investment – the taxing considerations

    While you should never invest for anything other than long term financial gain, some people are attracted to the shorter term taxation benefits resulting from property investing (often referred to as negative gearing). But did you know that similar taxation savings could be achieved when investing in property via a SMSF, as it’s likely you … Read More

  • Tax matters Part 3 – Maximise your property investment deductions

    Ensuring maximum cashflow is essential for your success as a property investor. And one of the numerous ways you can do so is by claiming as many legitimate, asset related deductions and expenses as possible at tax time. A qualified accountant who has specific experience with the financial intricacies of property investment should always be … Read More

  • Tax matters Part 2 – Interesting mortgage facility considerations

    There are numerous considerations when it comes to establishing a mortgage with which to purchase an investment property. Do you opt for all the bells and whistles offered by the bank and will you be required to pay early exit fees? Will you be afforded the capacity to redraw any extra funds paid into your … Read More

  • Tax matters Part 1 – People, partners & your property investment

    Given that tax time is literally right around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to cover some details about what property investors can and cannot claim when it comes to their borrowing costs. This can be quite a complex area to navigate and will depend on a number of things, including the ownership … Read More