The ATO has issued a warning to property investors this tax time following rental income and deduction errors found in over 70 per cent of tax returns audited last financial year.
It’s important to look after the tenants in your investment property – it encourages them to stay long term and take care of your property. So how can you keep your tenants happy? By treating your property like a business and your tenants like valued customers.
As a result of the “slow down” in investment lending combined with significant losses in market share, major and non-major banks and lenders who imposed heavy restrictions on investment lending are now again open for investment business.
Last year we wrote an article detailing the new withholding tax introduced for properties sold to foreign residents. For any property sold for more than $2 million after 1 July 2016, the purchaser had an obligation to withhold 10% of the sale price.
Anyone with investment property in Australia is probably feeling a little edgy with all the recent media attention on deductions, affordable housing, and negative gearing. We take a look at some of the key tax issues for investors pre and post 30 June:
Westpac Bank announced today the maximum LVR (loan to valuation ratio) for those seeking interest only repayments will be capped at 80%. This applies to both owner occupied and investment lending. They are last of the Major 4 Banks to cap LVRs for …