Investment Property Tax Deductions

ATO Warns Property Investors About Common Tax Traps

By Warren Kruger / September 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | In 2019/20, over 1.8 million Australians owned rental properties and claimed $38 billion in deductions, so the ATO is reminding property investors to beware of common tax traps that can delay refunds or lead to an audit costing taxpayers time and money. The most common mistake rental property and holiday homeowners […]

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New ATO Data-Matching Programs Involving Property

By Warren Kruger / June 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has advised that it will engage in two new data matching programs dealing with property transactions, as outlined below: The ATO will acquire property management data from property management software providers for the 2018/19 through to 2022/23 financial years (relating to approximately 1.6 million individuals); and The ATO will […]

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SMSF Related Party Rental Income Deferrals Due To COVID‑19

By Warren Kruger / February 12, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has made a determination to ensure that trustees of SMSFs do not inadvertently breach the “in-house asset rules” where the fund allows a related party to defer the payment of rent under a lease agreement (on arm’s length terms) because of the financial impact of COVID‑19. Where the requirements […]

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Deferrals of Interest Due to COVID-19

By Warren Kruger / November 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

  | | | Many lenders have recently allowed borrowers with investment property loans to defer repayments for a period of time. While repayments are being deferred, interest (and fees) will usually be added to the loan balance (i.e., the deferred interest will be ‘capitalised’). However, it is important to recognise in such situations that, […]

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ATO On Property Investments

By Warren Kruger / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has reminded taxpayers in a property business or thinking about investing in property that there are things they should know, such as: they need a clearance certificate from the supplier when buying property over $750,000; they may have to pay the GST on the sale of brand new residential […]

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New Vacant Land Tax Measures

By Warren Kruger / April 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

  | | | A new ‘vacant land’ measure limits the deductibility of costs incurred on or after 1 July 2019 (i.e., from the 2020 income year) that relate to holding vacant land, even if the land in question was first held before that date. Importantly, however, the new provisions include (amongst other exceptions) a […]

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