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June 30 is rapidly approaching and it is time to do some urgent tax planning. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2013-14 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2013, AU$24.95), gives some excellent tips for you to action and maximise your tax refund this year.
In most instances a Quantity Surveyor will conduct a property inspection when preparing a tax depreciation schedule. Sometimes this is not required, for example - if a property has been built by the owner or the Quantity Surveyor has previously inspected a unit within the same complex. A good Quantity Surveyor knows when an inspection is not needed, and this generally results in a saving to the owner/investor. But if certain information is overlooked you will miss out on significant tax deductions.
I’m often asked where ‘effective lives’ come from, and the short answer is the Commissioner of Taxation. The long answer is a lot more complicated than that.
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 ...
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