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The Main Residence Exemption For Deceased Estates Explained

A transfer of property ownership can trigger a capital gain or loss, which in turn may have significant tax implications. However, as part of the Australian Tax Office’s capital gains tax exemptions and concessions, you are generally exempt from paying CGT on the sale of your main residence.  But what does this mean for a […]

The 3 Main Asset Protection Structures in Australia Explained

An important part of any business is ensuring you are protecting assets that you hold as investments. You can do this by setting up the appropriate structures to safeguard them against various risks, such as dramatic market changes, bankrupt debtors, personal injury, and a worldwide pandemic. If the last two years have taught us anything, […]

5 Types of Property Ownership

Owning property in Australia could be a great way to build wealth and create a stable future for yourself.  There are many different types of ownership structures available, each with its own pros and cons. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each type of property ownership structure because there is no one-size-fits-all […]

The Ultimate Guide To Positive and Negative Gearing

Investing in rental property is a great way to build wealth and create passive income. However, it is also a risky game. With this in mind, it’s important to know the rules before playing. You will also need to be aware of what you’re getting into and how your actions will impact your finances. Australian […]

Everything You Should Know About Setting Up A SMSF

A self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is a type of super fund that gives the investor greater control over their retirement savings and investments, compared to other types of superannuation structures – such as public or industry funds. However, setting up your own SMSF can be tricky. There are plenty of benefits to enjoy, but the […]

What is a Discretionary Trust? Pros and Cons

A discretionary trust is a type of trust that allows the trustee to exercise power over how income and assets are distributed. This can be a positive or negative aspect, depending on what you’re looking for in a trust. So, in this blog post, we’ll explore some key pros and cons of discretionary trusts so […]

The Non-Resident Buying Property in Australia Guide

Buying property in Australia is an exciting decision that can be very rewarding. The country has a thriving economy, beautiful landscapes to explore, and excellent capital growth.  However, the process of buying property in Australia for non-residents is not always straightforward.  Therefore you should make sure you are well prepared before you take the plunge. […]

5 Steps To Setting Up A Family Trust To Buy Property

Purchasing an investment property is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. One major consideration is the tax implications of your investment and how this will affect you in future years.  Setting up a family trust can be beneficial for property investors when it comes to setting up a tax-effective structure. In fact, family [...]

Self Managed Super Fund Property Investment Rules Explained

Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) are one way Australians can take control of their retirement savings because they can manage their investment assets themselves. So, SMSFs have become a popular way for Australian investors to buy and hold an investment property. At the end of June 2021, the Australian Taxation Office reported that SMSFs account […]

How Do Unit Trusts Work in Australia

A unit trust is a common type of investment structure that allows unrelated parties to pool their money together to either operate a business or invest in real property or securities.  They also offer investors access to the diversification of assets that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to invest in alone. Beyond that, a […]

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