Preparing For Your Rental Property’s Tax Deductions
Property is a solid investment opportunity for those looking to increase their financial security. If you are a landlord, you may be looking for ways to reduce your tax liability this year. This may assist you in turning your property’s cash flow from a negative into a positive.... read more
The ATO examines property investors as deduction issues increase
The ATO has issued a warning to property investors this tax time following rental income and deduction errors found in over 70 per cent of tax returns audited last financial year... read more
Tax exemption for ‘granny flat’ arrangements
To protect older Australians, the Government has moved to formalise ‘granny flat arrangements’ by providing an incentive to protect all parties in the arrangement.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
What Do You Need to Know About Airbnb?
So there are extra rooms that you don’t use and it’s just occurred to you that the extra cash that could come in from renting a room or two on Airbnb outweighs the negatives of having a complete stranger in your home... OK, what do you need to be aware of?... read more
Estate Planning for Rental Property Investors
Good tax planning should involve the inclusion of a testamentary trust as part of the estate plan. There are some little known tax concessions which executors should be aware of when it comes to these trusts and your principle place of residence which I have explained below.... read more