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Sunday November 18, 2018

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Govt Takes Aim at GST-dodging Developers
Business
Wednesday November 8 2017

Govt Takes Aim at GST-dodging Developers

Dodgy property developers will no longer be able to collect GST on the sale of new residences and then dissolve their company to avoid passing it...

Insolvency and the Senate References Committee Report
Business
Wednesday February 17 2016

Insolvency and the Senate References Committee Report

In December last year, the federal government released a report on insolvency in the Australian construction industry.

Don’t Neglect Your Holiday Home, They Have Deductions Too
Residential
Wednesday January 6 2016

Don’t Neglect Your Holiday Home, They Have Deductions Too

Whether you own a luxurious holiday home in Byron Bay or a bed and breakfast, while the property is income producing or available for rent, owners...

Kitchen Depreciation Deductions Add Up
Residential
Thursday October 22 2015

Kitchen Depreciation Deductions Add Up

They say that a kitchen is the heart of a home and this couldn’t be truer than when a property is used for investment purposes.

ATO Targets Phoenix Construction Companies on Gold Coast Games Sites
Business
Wednesday October 7 2015

ATO Targets Phoenix Construction Companies on Gold Coast Games Sites

Directors of companies engaged in work on building sites associated with Commonwealth Games facilities who transfer assets between companies in order to avoid debts have been...

ATO Cracking Down on Real Estate Investors
Residential
Tuesday September 1 2015

ATO Cracking Down on Real Estate Investors

The Australian Tax Office is cracking down on people claiming excessive deductions on their rental properties.

Areas to be Careful About When Claiming Deductions
Business
Friday July 24 2015

Areas to be Careful About When Claiming Deductions

It’s the start of a new financial year and the 1.8 million Australians (approximately eight per cent of the population) who own an investment property will...

Split it Right and the Deductions Will Delight
Residential
Friday June 26 2015

Split it Right and the Deductions Will Delight

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be paying close attention to the deductions claimed for investment property owners this tax time, with one area of their...

ATO Chases Dodgy Advisers to Foreign Investors
Business
Monday June 8 2015

ATO Chases Dodgy Advisers to Foreign Investors

The Australian government appears to be stepping up its campaign to deal with the unchecked acquisition of domestic property by foreign investors.

Residential
Nov 6 2018
Frequently Asked Property Depreciation Questions

As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim a...

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Business
Aug 3 2018
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses

Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".

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