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Tax Strategy | Establish a Foreign Company

For Australian residents who wish to conduct a trading or investing business overseas, this strategy involves incorporating a company overseas.

Tax Strategies – Top 10 for Employees

These 10 Tax Strategies apply to the majority of employees & produce the biggest tax savings (on average).

These 10 Tax Strategies apply to the majority of employees & produce the biggest tax savings (on average).

Tax Savings Strategy 249 | Smartwatch

The ATO deems smartphones to be portable electronic devices and as such they are deemed an exempt fringe benefit when used primarily for the employee's employment.

Tax Savings Strategy 224 | Employee Remuneration Trusts

An Employee Remuneration Trust (ERT) arrangement involves a trust being established to facilitate the provision of payments and/or other benefits to employees of an employer.

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 219 | Avoid the Luxury Car Tax

The luxury car tax (LCT) is a tax on cars with a GST inclusive value above the LCT threshold ($66,331 as at 2018/19). 

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 216 – Managed Investment Trusts Investing in Affordable Housing

Managed investment trusts (MITs) are able to invest in affordable housing, allowing investors to receive a 60% CGT discount on any capital gains made.

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