Business Accounting

ASSET CHECK

How to profit from gearing

Daryl Dixon Given the ongoing uncertainty about the future tax treatment of superannuation, investing in the family home and gearing investments now offer more certain benefits.

ASSET CHECK

Tinkering with super would make tax system less fair

Daryl Dixon If superannuation is made less attractive, it would encourage the well off to over-invest in the family home and do even more negative gearing of investment properties.

ASSET CHECK

Savers under attack

Tax reform could encourage overinvestment in the family home.

Daryl Dixon People relying on their past savings for their retirement income face being big losers in any increase in the GST tax burden.

ASSET CHECK

Borrowing for self-managed super funds is a non-issue

Daryl Dixon Banning a self-managed super fund from taking a loan to fund investment would be solving a problem that doesn't exist.

BASIC TRAINING

How to make the most of tax deductions

Larissa Ham With the deadline to file your own tax return looming, it's time to get your deductions in order.

ASSET CHECK

The magic of the mortgage offset account

Daryl Dixon It's an excellent development for consumers that mortgage offset accounts are becoming more commonplace.

Tax reform plan coming into focus

James Eyers Roger Brake, the general manager of the tax white paper taskforce, told the Financial Services Council conference that there is strong support for reducing personal income and company tax rates.

TAX TRICKS

Seven days - and ways - to strike it rich

Generic image of cash in a briefcase

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon There's a week to go until the end of the financial year. Seven days. Seven chances to save money.

WELL-HEELED

It’s our civic duty – but paying too much tax is crazy

Melissa Browne .

Melissa Browne If you're looking at ways to cut your taxable income, here are a few things you need to know.

BUDGET 2015

Federal budget 2015: So what does it all mean for you?

Dan Steiner would have liked some restrictions on the superannuation tax concessions that go to the very well off.

John Collett Small business owners have come out smiling, as have 50,000 pensioners. But the budget takeaway is less palatable for others,

TAX PLANS

Death of the tax return?

Embracing greater automation may mean we've seen the last of this.

David Wilson Sick of shoe-boxes of receipts? Hi-tech solutions could spell the end of the tax-time grind.

Joe Hockey's 'tax integrity' measures include tax for Netflix

Joe Hockey wants to embrace widespread changes in tax for overseas digital companies, such as Netflix.

Jared Lynch Netflix is Joe Hockey's lightning rod to collect more tax from overseas technology giants.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

Open to ideas for growing savings

George Cochrane My mother's 93 and will – at some point – leave me a significant sum. What's the best way to make it work for me?

Treasury overlooks chief tax shelter

Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon The Treasury tax discussion paper fails to address the gross inequities in both the tax and social security systems.

ON THE CREDIT SIDE

Dividend franking gains a reprieve

Money, franking

David Potts Relax. The fact Treasury thought better of mentioning one of the major arguments against franking suggests it's not fussed either way.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Tax tactics can make your money grow

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris If you're trying to create financial security, always remember that the tax system can be on your side.

ASK NOEL

What can I do to cut my tax bill on sister's rent-free home?

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker What's the tax position on property we bought jointly 15 years ago?

TAX TRAPS

Ways to ensure a great divide

Max Newnham author pic

Max Newnham Replacing one old home with two new ones is tempting. But what are the tax pitfalls?

GETTING STARTED

Treasury getting its tax ducks all in a row

In its sights: But the gaps in the Treasury list also show a pattern.

David Potts Negative gearing isn't a problem but the discount on capital gains tax is.

ASK NOEL

Dipping a toe in the investment water

 

Noel Whittaker I'm 31 and nervous of investing my hard-earned savings in shares. What should I do?