Depreciation and Off-the-Plan Properties
Investors who are looking to purchase a new property often look at buying off-the-plan.
Four Questions You Should Ask Your Quantity Surveyor
Are you an investor who’s heard about the benefits of depreciation and have decided to start claiming?
Which Method Best Suits Your Investment Strategy?
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets. These are the diminishing value and...
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...
Do Depreciation Deductions Apply to You?
Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property, but all too often investors...
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...
Wide Ranging Pheonix Reforms Laid on Table
Transferring money or assets between companies to avoid paying creditors could be specifically prohibited under the Corporations Act as part of wide ranging reforms which have...
The Industrial Property Revolution
If you’ve ever bought something online, you probably haven’t put much thought into the detailed process from purchase to delivery.
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...
'No Apologies' for Tax Proposals: Labor
The man who would be treasurer in a Labor federal government says the party makes no apology for wanting to change taxes to make Australia fairer.
Small Business Asset Tax Break Extended
Small businesses will get an extra tax break with the Morrison government again extending the instant asset write-off to mid-2020.
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...
What’s the Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement?
Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are areas the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns.
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses
Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".
Queensland Govt Under Fire for $1.3bn Trash Tax
The Queensland government admits households could end up being slugged with its unpopular trash tax if councils decide to double-dip.
Trump Refuses to Back Down on Tariffs
President Donald Trump is facing growing pressure from political and diplomatic allies as well as US companies to pull back from proposed steel and aluminium tariffs,...
Property Council Pushes for Tax Reform
The Property Council of Australia has joined efforts by the broader business community to lobby the federal government to implement significant tax reforms next year.