Tax insights | investing in property (part 2)

In the second part of our Tax insights | investing in property series, we extend our discussion of the capital gains tax (CGT) “main residence” exemption (sometimes also referred to as the “principal place of residence exemption”) in the context of Australian expats and investing in vacant land.  We also consider the special “6 year rule” which extends the availability … More Tax insights | investing in property (part 2)

Tax insights: investing in property (part 1)

About to buy your second property?  STOP AND READ THIS! We previously published a popular article discussing negative gearing with property investments which offered 5 useful tax tips to consider when buying property. In this series, we will discuss further opportunities to take into consideration when investing in property. Part I discusses what happens with a … More Tax insights: investing in property (part 1)

Insights | Negative gearing and investing in property

The purpose of this blog article is to discuss the concept of “negative gearing” and its practical implications for investors in property. We also include 5 helpful tips for our readers at the bottom of the article. What is negative gearing? Often the focus in media and politics is on one aspect of negative gearing – … More Insights | Negative gearing and investing in property

Insights | Parents helping children buy property

Our Prime Minister has recently come under fire for suggesting that couples could seek financial assistance from parents to buy property.  In fact, my experience suggests this is not uncommon for Australians from multicultural backgrounds, particularly where there is an expectation that the newlyweds ought to establish a new household. SMH’s Domain suggests a number … More Insights | Parents helping children buy property

Beware of recent telemarketing schemes

In the past month, I have experienced two unsolicited telemarketing calls which are now giving me concerns that this is a new trend in fraudulent and/or unregulated schemes. The calls have had similar themes: they target people with properties, home businesses and retirees they assert they are funded by the Australian Government they assert that the … More Beware of recent telemarketing schemes