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The ATO’s rental property crackdown – a potential audit goldmine

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The ATO’s rental property crackdown – a potential audit goldmine

May 10th, 2019

Do you own a rental property? Off the back of finding that the vast majority of rental property owners are making mistakes on their tax returns, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now scrutinising related deductions closer than ever. This has led to the announcement of increased audit activity, in order to ensure ongoing complianceread more

Getting Started in Property Development

April 1st, 2019

The dreams of a steady passive income, financial stability and a lavish retirement draw a lot of people to property investment and property development. Whether this comes in the form of subdividing the family block; purchasing an existing home and replacing it with units; or developing a multi-story apartment complex, property development can be lucrativeread more

Owning a commercial property with your SMSF

November 1st, 2018

Ever thought about investing in property using your super? Transferring commercial property into superannuation is commonplace – and has been for many years – and the benefits of owning property in superannuation can be significant. In order to understand the real-word application of owning property in your super, consider the following example. In this situation,read more

How to Evaluate a Potential Property Investment

August 28th, 2018

Keeping an eye on the median house prices of a city is a pretty common metric that prospective investors use to guide their property investment. As much as this can be a decent macro-level indicator of the market, it’s worth remembering to look at some of the finer details within different suburbs. Here are aread more

Housing Affordability Update

June 25th, 2018

The affordability of housing is often a pretty good indicator of economic performance overall, particularly as it involves income, expenditure, employment and government initiatives/funding. Reports from the March quarter this year have shown an improvement in housing affordability nationally over the previous quarter, particularly with the proportion of household income required to meet loan repaymentsread more

Property Investment with your Self-Managed Super Fund

April 20th, 2018

Property investment is a popular strategy for those with a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF), and can provide a way into the market that one may struggle to get into using more traditional means. In amongst the hype surrounding SMSF property investment are a number of considerations to make, things to be wary of and howread more

McKinley Plowman’s Top Property Investment Tips

February 21st, 2018

We all want to get the most from the things we spend our hard-earned money on. Whether it’s looking good in a designer outfit you just bought; enjoying the expensive steak at a classy restaurant; or enjoying your brand-new car, it’s natural to want to know that our spending is not a mistake. In fewread more

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