Business Tax

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?

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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ASSET CHECK

Get that home loan paid off

Daryl Dixon Whether interest rates rise or fall, the most rewarding and tax-effective strategy is to pay off debt on the family home as soon as possible.

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

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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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Pensions a problem for older migrants

New Zealand citizens who have migrated to Australia face a complex set of rules to qualify for the Age Pension.

George Cochrane What's the best course open to someone who wants to stay in the country she would love to call home?

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to best invest your parents' savings: share market or balanced funds?

Investments need to be made with an eye to the future.

George Cochane Should my mum put half her savings into the share market?

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?

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's my super plan now retirement looms?

Thinking of retiring? 
It pays to do your homework first.

George Cochrane I intend to retire this year and have to decide what to do with my superannuation that will complement my part aged pension.

ASK NOEL

What's a girl to do with low super resources?

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker Many older women with low super balances would be better off putting their money elsewhere. What are the options?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Trust me - this is how the rich get richer

Make the money go round with a family trust.

Olivia Maragna By minimising your tax, you can create wealth quicker in a family trust.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What's the tax position on my property?

What is the tax position on my property?

George Cochrane My SMSF owns a commercial property. Can I transition to retirement and pay zero tax on the rent from the property while the property has a mortgage/loan on it?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Watch for tax traps in staff share plans

Don't get trapped: Seek advice before investing in employee share schemes.

Catherine Robson Share schemes can make you feel like you belong – but watch out for pitfalls.

ASK NOEL

How can I help pay for grandson's school?

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Noel Whittaker I want to help my son out while minimising any costs or tax implications for all parties.

ASK NOEL

Can I use my super savings to help my mother retire?

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Noel Whittaker I want my mum to be able to stop having to work, but do not have the resources to buy a house with her.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Will I face gift tax if I buy my son a car?

All wrapped up.

George Cochrane Is it possible to buy a new car as a once-only gift without incurring gift tax?

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Coalition under pressure to push forward laws requiring top companies to disclose tax bills

Nassim Khadem The Coalition has refused to push forward existing laws that require Australia’s biggest companies to publicly disclose their tax bills.