property

Super concessions for downsizers

Super concessions for downsizers If you are over 65, have held your home for 10 years or more and are looking to sell, from 1 July 2018 you might be able to contribute some of the proceeds of the sale of your home to superannuation. The benefit of this measure is that you can contribute…

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Further restrictions on foreign property investors

We have seen a number of measures over the years restricting access to tax concessions for foreign investors, particularly for residential property investments. The recent Federal Budget goes one step further, restricting access to tax concessions, increasing taxes, and penalising investors who leave property vacant. Measures include: Charge for leaving properties vacant Foreign owners of…

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Investment property: Pre and post 30 June

Anyone with investment property in Australia is probably feeling a little edgy with all the recent media attention on deductions, affordable housing, and negative gearing. We take a look at some of the key tax issues for investors pre and post 30 June: No more deductions for travelling to and from your investment property The…

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What the ATO are targeting this FBT year

Businesses that have bought cars and living away from home allowances Data matching has become more sophisticated over the years to the point where there very few transactions you can make without the ATO knowing about it. While the officers at the ATO don’t go through data line by line they do look at anomalies. …

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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief

CGT relief The new rules include CGT relief for those who will be required to unwind existing pension arrangements. The CGT provisions effectively deem a disposal and reacquisition as at 30 June 2017, meaning any unrealised gains on existing pension assets will generally not be taxed on a disposal following commencement of the new rules.…