Capital Gains

The benefits of capital gains tax

Daryl Dixon Understanding the fine details of capital gains tax can improve investment returns.

Your guide to capital gains tax on the family home

You don't have to decide immediately which family home to claim the CGT exemption for.

Noel Whittaker Capital gains tax on the family home is not to difficult to understand if you take it step by step.

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.

Labor's war on trusts not all it's cracked up to be

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten claims that family trusts are used to avoid paying a 'fair share of tax'.

Noel Whittaker The parliamentary landscape got even murkier last week with opposition Bill Shorten's rant against "inequality" and his promise to make the rich pay "their fair share of tax".

Ten things you're doing wrong at tax time

Katrina Haskew Putting together a tax return isn't something most people relish.

Buying property with your super fund has drawbacks

Daryl Dixon Whether or not the government removes the ability of self-managed super funds to borrow to purchase property or other investments, the implications for investors are relatively minor.

You'll lose 2 per cent of your taxable profit selling before June 30

Vendors will potentially pay less tax if the hammer falls after June 30.

Michael Pascoe There's nothing like a forewarned tax change to distort behaviour.

Why property investors won't take their profits

Daryl Dixon If you're working, contributing to super beats paying off investment debt.

Tax hacks for the last quarter of the financial year

You have three months to maximise your tax position for this financial year.

Melissa Browne If you're smart, you'll use this quarter to ensure you're making the most of your tax situation.

The thorny questions in the upcoming federal budget

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker It's just six weeks to budget night and, as usual, a lot of ideas are being floated.

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Adopt US model of tax deductions for homeowners, not investors

The government has a few options to help first-home buyers.

Daryl Dixon The US tax system is heavily biased in favour of owners of modest properties with mortgage commitments and limits the subsidy available to geared investors.

Cutting company tax for small business is 'stupid'

Most small businesses would appreciate government assistance but not necessarily in the form of tax cuts.

Noel Whittaker A crazy idea that looks like getting up was based on the notion that government could give small business a much-needed boost by cutting their company tax.

The Money guide to shacking up with your partner

Melissa Browne There can be unexpected tax and financial consequences of a couple moving in together.

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.

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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