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Reader question: My husband is German and I am Australian we are living and working in Australia, we would like to invest in a property in Germany and rent it out. Are the tax implications the same as investing in Australia? Would we be able to reduce our taxable income same as we would if having an investment property here, negative gearing?
Reader question: I am in the process of buying some land and constructing an investment property in my name. Cost will be 470k when ready. It will be available for residing in 10 months’ time. The loan is an investment loan in my name only. Can I move in the house for say 1-2 weeks without changing it to ...
Reader question: I will be moving overseas soon and will require long term income from an investment in Australia. I was thinking of purchasing property and having the rent as a source of income, but after careful reading on the ATO website it seems I would be deemed a non-resident of Australia for tax purposes, therefore rental income would ...
Reader question: I am 63 and my wife who is 61 wish to move into our investment property when I reach 65. I understand there would be no capital gains unless I sell the property. But we do wish to move into a newer home and sell this property eventually. Is there a grace period that we can live in the investment property and ...
Reader question: My wife and I are interested in buying an investment property. My wife makes $30k a year and I make $65k year. Is it better to buy the property just on my name for tax purposes or do it together with my wife?
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  • "Hi Mr Taxman, I am married to my wife for 3 years now and it is the first time for us to lodge tax return in AU as we moved here in June 2016. I opened a personal bank account and deposited some..."

    By: Jure at Aug 16, 2017 5:39AM

    Post: Marriage

  • "hi, i run a small business that is yet to turn a profit as my start up expenses were high. Is it possible to offset these losses against my husband income?"

    By: heidi at Aug 15, 2017 11:19PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Hi, not sure if this is travel or vehicle expenses..... Home is in town A - employer is located in town A (but I rarely work there). Get seconded for 12 months to town B (120km away) and other..."

    By: Jason at Aug 04, 2017 4:04AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I've paid my outstanding HECS debt so my balance is now $0. My question is......Is it a good idea to keep the HECS coming out so at tax time I get a large lump sum back OR cancel my HECS and receive..."

    By: Sophie at Jul 31, 2017 8:38AM

    Post: Two important dates for those with HECS/HELP debts

  • "Hi Mr Taxman, my company allows claims on mileage. But I'm wondering if it's better to claim the whole lot at tax time via logbook method instead of claiming it through my company? Thanks in advance."

    By: Jac at Jul 31, 2017 7:06AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses