Mr Taxman
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Sharing it with Australia, Mr Taxman is a regular Woman’s Day columist and TV finance commentator
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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 ...
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 ...
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    By: Nick at Jun 16, 2017 12:00AM

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  • "Hi there, I have an enquiry regarding CGT please. My son purchased a house nearly six years ago (6 years this December 2017) When he purchased he lived in it for 8 months but then he decided he..."

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