Capital Gains Tax
George Cochrane When it comes to capital gains tax on property, a house bought before September 20, 1985, is exempt.
David Potts A financial nip-and-tuck is just the thing to think about before June 30.
Melissa Browne If you're looking at ways to cut your taxable income, here are a few things you need to know.
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.
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
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
Mark Bouris If you're trying to create financial security, always remember that the tax system can be on your side.
Noel Whittaker What's the tax position on property we bought jointly 15 years ago?
Max Newnham Replacing one old home with two new ones is tempting. But what are the tax pitfalls?
David Potts Negative gearing isn't a problem but the discount on capital gains tax is.
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.
Noel Whittaker Many older women with low super balances would be better off putting their money elsewhere. What are the options?
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?
Noel Whittaker I want to help my son out while minimising any costs or tax implications for all parties.
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.
Noel Whittaker We've been slugged pretty hard for investments intended to help with our children's education. What can we do now?
David Potts The less the government does the more it'll rake in from personal income tax.
Noel Whittaker We want to take out a loan to build a granny flat in our backyard - what tax deductions are available?
Noel Whittaker Sometimes with more than one property it's hard to see which is best to rent out and which is best to live in.
Noel Whittaker When a member of a superannuation fund dies, the trustee of the super fund has the responsibility of deciding who the money will be paid to, so it's best to get it right.