The Small Business Entity threshold has increased to $10 million from 1 July 2016 onwards (became law on 19th May 2017). Previously the Small Business Entity threshold was $2 million. Basically, you are a Small Business Entity if you carry on a business and have an aggregated turnover of less than $10 million.
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.
If you are lucky enough to have come to that point in life where you have paid off your private mortgage you may now be looking at paying down some investment loans. There are a number of factors you need to consider to ensure you get your excess cash working for you in the best way possible.
When you buy your first (or even second) investment property, land tax is likely the last thing on your mind. Even less likely if you are buying a new family home and have decided to keep the old one and rent it out. With land tax rates skyrocketing in some states over recent years, this can be a nasty surprise.