Capital Gains Tax
Daryl Dixon If the tax-exempt proportion of capital gains is cut to 25 per cent, it will change the original objective of taxing only real capital gains.
George Cochrane We live in combined flats as our permanent place of residence and neither one has ever been rented. We wondered if upon sale of either flat we will have to pay any capital gains tax? A.D.
George Cochrane When it comes to capital gains tax on property, a house bought before September 20, 1985, is exempt.
Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's not just that one in three buyers are investors, it's also that they're disproportionately competing with first-home buyers.
Daryl Dixon The ongoing tax reform debate has created new difficulties for making medium and long term investment decisions.
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.
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.
George Cochrane What's the best solution for a couple galloping toward post-work life with a small super balance?
George Cochrane Would moving out of our current home and then renting it out be a wise move?
David Potts The choice is yours when it comes to taking advantage of that hard-earned refund.
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.
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.