News & Views

In one of the most dramatic changes to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years, Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 as at Wednesday 15th November 2017, with the Bill now legislation. The new legislation means owners of second-hand residential properties...

There is no doubt that purchasing a property can be one of the most stressful times in your life. This can be an emotional time and there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a property that will best suit your needs. So,...

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows investors to choose between two methods of claiming depreciation on plant and equipment assets*. These are the diminishing value and the prime cost methods of depreciation. When an investor makes their depreciation claim, they can choose only one of these...

Originally posted on 'The Urban Developer' Queensland’s economy is solid and giving people good reason to be upbeat about the future, according to Deloitte’s latest economic snapshot of the financial quarter. Construction and development appeared healthy to Deloitte’s analysts, who attributed some of Queensland’s strong economic outlook...

Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 was introduced into parliament on the 7th of September 2017 and included legislation changes which will negatively affect residential property investors across Australia. Announced in the 2017 Federal Budget, the amendment denies tax deductions for the decline in...

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has welcomed new statistics which show employment opportunities in the region are on the increase and unemployment figures are amongst the lowest in the state at 4.8%. Latest figures show that employment on the Sunshine Coast is up 11,500 over the...

Knowing where the infrastructure hotspots and employment hubs are and will be in the near future is essential when evaluating where to invest. The Sunshine Coast is one of those rising stars, with significant infrastructure spend moving the area from largely a tourism destination to...

It’s a new financial year and therefore it’s time to start getting your income tax return in order. Aside from being compulsory, preparing your annual tax return is a great opportunity to take stock of how your investment is performing and to make sure you’re...

Recently the federal government announced some proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions. Since then we’ve had time to review how this could affect residential property investors. Although we are not expecting the legislation to be finalised anytime soon, we have been talking with government...