Capital Gains

ASSET CHECK

Daryl Dixon: Labor's capital gains tax plan encourages higher gearing

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Capital gains tax rules when separating a double flat conversion

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Let off on property's capital gains tax

Home owner: Not every home owner will get hit for capital gains tax when they sell.

George Cochrane When it comes to capital gains tax on property, a house bought before September 20, 1985, is exempt.

WELL HEELED

Congratulations, you're a landlord; now get your tax deductions straight

A holiday home in Eden, on the NSW South Coast. There are rules worth knowing about letting out properties and tax.

Melissa Browne If you're letting a property to tenants, it's important to know what you can and cannot claim.

ELECTION 2016

Election 2016: How the national vote will affect your finances

The outcome of the election could have a big effect on your hip pocket.

Leo D'Angelo Fisher That unsettling prickling sensation many of you will be feeling right now is just your hip-pocket nerve reacting as July 2 nears.

Your checklist to get your tax affairs in order by June 30

Three weeks to go before the end of the financial year.

Sally Patten With just three weeks to go before the end of the financial year, sprinters have limited time to get their financial affairs in order before the taxman comes calling

MONEY BRAIN

Three ways to reduce tax - or at least feel better about it

This common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) has an aversion to loss similar to humans.

Catherine Robson The end of the financial year is a time for financial reflection and proactive planning.

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WELL HEELED

How to value your share options if you're offered a job at a start-up

Melissa Browne If you're tossing up whether to work for a start-up you need to understand how share options work.

NEGATIVE GEARING

How investors outgun first home buyers

The auction trail can be dispiriting for first home buyers.

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.

ASSET CHECK

There are property traps ahead for negative gearing strategies

Daryl Dixon The ongoing tax reform debate has created new difficulties for making medium and long term investment decisions.

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How can we make the most of looming retirement?

Working and saving money for as long as possible may be the best strategy for those approaching retirement.

George Cochrane What's the best solution for a couple galloping toward post-work life with a small super balance?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Can we live in our investment property?

George Cochrane Would moving out of our current home and then renting it out be a wise move?

GETTING AHEAD

Form-filling is worth all the pain if a tax refund’s on the cards

David Potts The choice is yours when it comes to taking advantage of that hard-earned refund.

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.

GETTING AHEAD

End the financial year on an upswing

If the end of the financial year isn't going to be party for you,  there are steps you can take now to add some fizz to your financial affairs.

David Potts A financial nip-and-tuck is just the thing to think about before June 30.

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.

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.

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.