Stamp Duty is Out of Control
Stamp duty bills across Australia have blown out and have risen by almost three times average house prices since the 1980s as a lack of reform...
Why Wait? Earn More Now from Your Investment Property
Property investors evaluating their current financial position and considering what options they can take to improve the cash flow gained from their investment should consider a...
The Politics of Affordable Housing in New Zealand
In New Zealand, Labour stands in opposition to the National Party (the incumbent government) and has done since 2008.
NSW Raises Housing Tax for Overseas Buyers
Foreign property investors will be slugged with higher fees and taxes under proposed changes by the NSW government that will raise billions of dollars to help...
Foreign Investors Face Tax for Vacant Property
Foreign investors who purchase and leave properties unoccupied in Australian cities face a ‘ghost tax’ as part of measures to address housing affordability, media reports suggest.
Victoria’s $8.4b Property Tax Windfall
Victoria needs to increase its debt if it wants to take full advantage of its AAA credit rating, historically low interest rates and build infrastructure, Treasurer...
No Property Is too Old to Claim Depreciation
One of the misconceptions many investors have when purchasing an older property is they think they won’t benefit from depreciation deductions.
NSW Explores Stamp-duty Concessions
Sydney homebuyers struggling to break into the market could soon be offered extra relief, as NSW records a near $4 billion budget surplus buoyed by stamp...
Property Tax Warning to 90,000 B.C. Homeowners
Despite a cooling real estate market, many Vancouver-area property owners will see a "significant increase" in the assessed values of their homes, with increases of 30...
Stamp Duty Reform a Small Step Forward
The announcement by the NSW Government that stamp duty will be pegged to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a welcome small step towards reducing the...
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...
NSW Council Rates Set To Rise
Ratepayers across NSW will be slugged with higher council fees after a ruling from the pricing regulator.
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses
Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".
Clamping Down on Tax Evasion
The Government has today introduced legislation that delivers on its 2017-18 Budget commitment to strengthen compliance with GST law in the property development sector.
Property Tax Revenue Helps Deliver NSW $4.7b Surplus, 'No Debt'
NSW's net debt will be wiped out following a bumper budget surplus of $4.7 billion this financial year, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian says.
Victoria to Raise Stamp Duty and Land Tax for Foreigners
Foreign buyers in Victoria will pay more stamp duty on residential real estate and higher land tax with the state government hiking its charges to raise...
Qld Businesses Could Prop up $5.2b Project
Businesses in Brisbane's CBD could be taxed more to help pay for the proposed $5.2 billion Cross River Rail project just "for the privilege of being...