Tax QnA - Property Investment Q&A

    • I was wondering how having six or more properties can lead to someone paying little to zero tax? read more

    • I’m in the process of buying some land and constructing an investment property in my name. Can I move into the house for say one to two weeks without changing it to my primary residence and put it up for rent and claim a period of six year capital gains exemption? read more

    • We are developing land in Western Australia. Currently we have a DIA from the council, but are looking for ways to fund the development. A number of options were suggested to us, but we’d be interested to know their pros and cons from a tax point of view read more

    • My partner and I moved out of my PPOR in Nov 2010 and into a new home in her name. How would capital gains tax be calculated in this instance? Can I lay claim to renting a room from my partner and pay no CGT? read more

    • A property investor from Western Australia wants to subdivide, but is having problems with development approval and is struggling with cash flow. Should he rent out his home while he’s developing his plans, and what effect would this have on his tax situation? Read on to find out how our online forum reacted to his conundrum. read more

    • My wife and I own an investment property in Sydney. We’re renters ourselves, but want to move into the investment property to save more. What would happen if we lived there 3-5 years? Under current tax law, could we turn it back into an investment property after we move out and buy a PPOR? read more

    • I want to buy an investment property with two good friends of mine. We’re thinking of setting up a Joint Venture (JV) arrangement. What’s the best way to establish a JV trust? What should I know before I commit? read more

    • My wife and I want a second investment property. I’m looking at putting it in my name only. Is this beneficial for tax purposes? Also, which investment property type gets the highest return at tax time? Should we get an established house or something that has just been built? I’m not sure which brings back a higher depreciation. read more

    • My investment property has been showing some cracks, so I got it looked at and it turns out that there’s quite a bit of subsidence, and it’s been recommended that I get some underpinning work done. I’ve got a couple of quotes and it looks like it’s going to cost me at least $20,000. How do I make this expense as tax efficient as possible? read more