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Problems That Occur When Subdividing Your Land

Problems That Occur When Subdividing Your Land

Many Australians decide to subdivide their backyard without considering how that can affect them from a tax point of view.

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( Posted in: Tax )

Utilising Redraw For Your Investment Property

Utilising Redraw For Your Investment Property

My client, let’s call her Rachel, is planning on moving into this property for one to two years and renovating it during that time, before moving on to her next property and renting this one out.  There are many things to think about when getting a mortgage but I am only going to look at the potential tax effects of different loan structures.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Changes To CGT Exemption For Inherited Property

Changes To CGT Exemption For Inherited Property

When someone inherits a dwelling there are some special rules contained within the main residence exemption provisions that can provide a full exemption if certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, the beneficiary might face a nasty capital gains tax (CGT) bill for their good fortune.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Offset VS Redraw For Property Investors

Offset VS Redraw For Property Investors

It's a tricky decision for many, so our property expert has given some advice on what will be best for you. 

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential rental property cannot be claimed as deductions by investors. The travel expenditure is also not recognised in the cost base of the property for CGT purposes.

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Online Accommodation Rentals To Be Targeted By ATO

Online Accommodation Rentals To Be Targeted By ATO

Australia has seen a huge surge in property owners renting their house or rooms out via the likes of the hugely popular Airbnb app. As a result, the ATO are now going to gain access to data match these online platforms.

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

Rental Bond Data Matching By The ATO

Rental Bond Data Matching By The ATO

The ATO is expanding its data matching program to include rental property bond data dating back to 20 September 1985 (the introduction of the CGT regime).

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

GST On Property - Will It Affect You?

GST On Property - Will It Affect You?

There have been some changes to how GST on new properties is accounted for.  These changes are now law, coming in as of 1 July 2018. We are now seeing a number of clients asking how this will actually work.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )