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Tax Planning for Investors or Retirees

Can I deduct the cost of travelling to see my tax agent?

A taxpayer can claim a deduction for the cost of travel to obtain tax advice. 

Structured settlement contributions

Structured settlement contributions are payments an individual has received and contributed into their super fund.

Maximising the $1.6m Pension Cap

From 1st July 2017, the amount of capital that a member can have in the tax-free retirement (pension phase), is limited to $1.6 million.

Can a Racehorse Beat the ATO?

The first tax issue to consider with owning a racehorse is whether you are operating as a hobby or a business.

Tax Savings Strategy 221 | Bitcoin

To avoid paying tax on any increases in the value of Bitcoin, it should only be purchased to acquire goods or services for private use.

Tax Savings Strategy 220 | Non-Geared Unit Trust

Non-geared unit trusts (NGUT) allow taxpayers to co-invest with their SMSF in property enabling SMSF's with limited funds to co-invest in large property purchases.

Tax Savings Strategy 217 | 60% CGT Discount for Affordable Housing Investments

From 1st January 2018, a 60% CGT discount applies for Australian resident individual's investing in qualifying affordable housing.
From 1st January 2018, a 60% CGT discount applies for Australian resident individual's investing in qualifying affordable housing.

Tax Savings Strategy 215 – Super Contributions from Downsizing

A person aged 65 or over can make a non-concessional contribution into superannuation of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their principal residence.
A person aged 65 or over can make a non-concessional contribution into superannuation of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their principal residence
A person aged 65 or over can make a non-concessional contribution into superannuation of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their principal residence

Tax Savings Strategy 213 | Boats & Yachts

Using the entertainment facility leasing provisions of the FBT Act to make owning and operating a boat or yacht as tax effective as possible.

Tax Savings Strategy 203 | Granny Flats

3 typical tax deductions for granny flats. Granny flats must be self-contained with their own kitchen, bathroom, and living space.

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