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Should negative gearing remain?

Should negative gearing remain?
Date: 25 July 2016

In Australia, there’s plenty of political debate about negative gearing - whether it should stay or go, whether it should be restricted to new property, and whether the capital gains tax concession associated with negatively geared properties should be reduced. So what is negative gearing? Is it a form of tax avoidance or really just a perk for the wealthy?

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Keep on the right side of the law with rental property

Keep on the right side of the law with rental property
Date: 22 July 2016

It's important to be aware of your tax obligations if you have rental properties, otherwise you could find yourself with a hefty bill, says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

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Real estate conference an opportunity to share views

Real estate conference an opportunity to share views
Date: 14 July 2016

First National chief executive Ray Ellis was in Tamworth recently, as the agency mustered regional members from across the nation to discuss issues facing the industry.

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Unfurnished versus Furnished properties and Depreciation

Unfurnished versus Furnished properties and Depreciation
Date: 8 July 2016

When an investor first decides to put their property up for rent, often they will weigh up whether it is better to rent the property unfurnished or furnished.

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Understand low-value pooling

Understand low-value pooling
Date: 7 July 2016

A tool used to increase wealth and maximise property deductions.

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