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Using the Margin Scheme When Selling New Residential Property

When building new residential property with the intention of selling for a profit, the biggest consideration, apart from income tax, is GST.

Following on from last month, where we discussed the tax consequences of different types of developments, this month we take a more in-depth look at how you can use the ‘Margin Scheme’ to reduce your GST liabilities.....

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Taxing Developments - API Article

In recent months I’ve had a number of conversations with clients who are building new residential properties, a couple intending to keep the property and rent it out and some intending to sell for a profit. When I informed these clients of the potential tax implications of selling, they were ...

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Land Tax - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - API Article

When you buy your first (or even second) investment property, land tax is likely the last thing on your mind. Even less likely if you’re buying a new family home and have decided to keep the old one and rent it out. With land tax rates skyrocketing in some states over recent years, this can be a nasty surprise.

Land tax is imposed by all state and territory governments in Australia, except for the Northern Territory. It’s based on the cumulative value of all unimproved land that you own, other than .....

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Holiday House Rules - API Article

You’ve purchased a holiday house and now you need to decide if you keep it for yourselves, or rent it out to help pay for it. There’s a lot to consider…

If you don’t like the idea of someone else using your holiday house and you won’t rent it out, there are still a few things to remember. All the holding costs for the property can be used to reduce .....

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Dont forget depreciation!

As the end of the financial year is creeping up on us, we would like to remind you to get your depreciation schedules prepared so that you can claim the cost of having it prepared in your 2014 return. You will then have the report ready for when we prepare your 2014 return.  Don’t forget that ....

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Do you have a spare room to rent?

Here is an interesting article written by Carolyn Boyd for Domain about how you can make a tidy profit renting our the spare room...enjoy!

 

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Becoming a Property Developer

When considering developing a block of units ensuring you get the structure right is very important.  For a small (2 unit) one-off development you will likely be fine with individual or trust ownership.

If you are looking at larger developments (4 or more units), or planning on undertaking multiple developments in the future, then you need to .....

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Just come back from holidays and thinking of buying a holiday rental?

Clancy Yeates for The Age has written a timely article on the subject. As many of us have just been on a wonderful holiday and could be toying with the idea of buying into that area in the form of a holiday rental. Well you have a lot to consider, firstly you need ......

 

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