Put simply, negative gearing occurs when an investor borrows money to buy a property, and the cost of owning and running that property exceeds the rental income it generates. As an investor of a negatively geared property, you make up the gap between the expenses on the property and the rental income. This isn’t always […]
Find out which property investment expenses can claim as tax deductions. Learn about depreciation, negative gearing, Capital Gains Tax and more.
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Australian investment property owners may be on a collision-course with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in 2023, over incorrect claiming of tax deductions. Along with the rising cost of living and borrowing rates in Australia, the estimated 1.7 million people who own a rental property will also have their investment property tax deductions put under […]
What is capital gains tax? Capital gains tax (CGT) is the tax you pay on profits you make from the sale of a capital asset such as real estate or shares. A capital gain is when you sell a capital asset for more than you originally paid for it. You are required to pay tax on […]
With the ATO cracking down on investment property expense claims, making sure you’re ‘tax smart’ and in control of your finances is more important than ever. How do you keep your investment property expenses, taxes and finances in order? And how do you keep the ATO out of your hair? It all starts with good […]
Marriage is an exciting and joyful time, but when it comes tax and your spouse, it’s also a source of confusion amongst taxpayers in Australia. At Etax, prospective newlyweds often ask us about the tax implications of getting married. Often, they want to know whether a joint tax return is needed when their relationship status […]
If you’re someone who’s been saving for a first home deposit, then there’s one scheme you should know about. It’s called the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS). The point of the scheme is to help people of all ages get into their first homes sooner. It was introduced by the Australian Government in the […]
Live-in landlords are common these days, as more and more people choose to lease out rooms in a house they own and live in. It can help pay the mortgage, cover the rising costs of living expenses and fill up space that’s otherwise unused. If you lease out part of your home, you’ll receive rent. This is […]
Do you own a holiday rental property? You could be eligible for valuable holiday rental tax deductions. Holiday rental properties are a common type of investment property in Australia. Although the operating costs of a holiday rental property can be higher than other rentals, rents are higher too. So, when well managed and maintained, the […]
Rental property tax deductions can be confusing so we thought we would expel a few myths and clarify a few essentials when it comes to claiming your property expenses. Often, a rental property is expensive to maintain, especially if you have gaps between tenants. However, provided you purchased a solid property in a good or progressive suburb, it generally […]
How does Airbnb affect your tax return? Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about Airbnb tax On a non-business level, Airbnb offers a great opportunity to earn some extra cash by renting out that spare room, or a holiday home that would be quiet for much of the year. However, Airbnb hosts […]
By including rental property expenses on your tax return you access an incredible range of possible tax deductions that boost your tax refund and leave more rental income in your pocket. It’s important to stay on top of your investment property taxes and claim deductions correctly to maximise your tax refund (without getting into hot […]