Investment Property Tax Deductions

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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ATO Rates And Thresholds

By Warren Kruger / August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

  | | | The ATO has updated a number of rates and thresholds on their website, including the following.   Division 7A – Benchmark Interest Rate The Division 7A benchmark interest rate for the 2020 income year is 5.37% (up from the rate for the 2019 income year of 5.20%).  Car Cost Limit For […]

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Tax Office to Double Audits of ‘Dodgy’ Rental Deductions

By Warren Kruger / June 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

| | | Rental property owners are being warned to ensure their claims are correct this tax time, as the ATO has announced it will double the number of audits scrutinising rental deductions, with a specific focus on: over-claimed interest; capital works claimed as repairs; incorrect apportionment of expenses for holiday homes let out to […]

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Airbnb in the Firing Line This Tax Season

By Warren Kruger / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

  | | | With the increased popularity in “sharing economy” accommodation Airbnb and similar properties are predicted to be in the firing line this year with the ATO. It comes as no surprise the ATO have recently commenced the ‘sharing economy (accommodation) data matching program’. Through this program the ATO will be collecting information […]

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Investment Tax Issues You Need To Be Aware Of

By Warren Kruger / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Investors must consider a range of tax laws dealing with income, assets and deductions. Even that term “income”, the meaning of which most of us would assume, can take on nuanced shades of meaning when considered regarding investment. For example, investment income earnings such as dividends and interest are typically considered ordinary income. Franking credits, […]

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