Tax Strategies - Investment Strategies

    • Approximately 1.3 million Britons now live in Australia. Many choose to retain UK properties but are not fully aware of the UK tax, and in particular the inheritance tax (IHT), implications. With information sharing between tax authorities now the norm, it is no longer possible to ignore this. read more

    • Are you considering partnering with other investors to grow your property  holdings? Eddie Chung explains the ins and outs of using a private unit trust to create a property investing syndicate, from tax and legal considerations to the all-important aspect of finance read more

    • How do you find a qualified, competent tax expert to help you maximise your property portfolio? Your Investment Property asked Eddie Chung shares his tips on finding a trusted advisor who can help you weather the ups and downs of your property investment journey read more

    • Thinking of offering a week or two of free rent to attract a tenant to your property? This strategy may get more potential renters through the door, but there could be tax implications of offering financial incentives read more

    • Can you continue to claim deductions for your property even while it is not generating income? If the property can no longer be rented out, or your tenants need to vacate for a period due to asbestos contamination this could be the situation you are faced with. read more

    • Nine out of 10 times, the tax rules surrounding investment properties are well known and intuitive. But hidden in the fine print of the legislation are some lesser-known tax rules that could potentially affect your tax position. It pays to know about these rules so you are covering all bases read more

    • After a political standoff almost saw negative gearing legislation drastically changed in Australia, may investors began worrying about their property portfolios. We asked Sam Saggers from Positive Real Estate to explain the ins and outs of negative gearing – and how to avoid being overexposed read more

    • Landscaping is generally non-deductible in terms of your annual tax return. However, you should keep a record of these expenses as they will form part of the calculation of the capital gain upon sale of the property. read more

    • Most people are aware that owning real property comes with a myriad of tax issues. This month, Eddie Chung, partner at BDO, looks at the tax deductibility of travelling costs incurred by owners of investment properties, and the new withholding tax regime that commenced on 1 July 2016 read more