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Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

THE FEDERAL Government has made a very significant change to capital gains tax (CGT) affecting ex pats, but it’s likely there are many Australians living overseas who are still completely in the dark about it. Put simply, the change entails the CGT exemption for the Australian family home, which has been in existence for 35 […]

From then to now: How has the property market changed?

WHAT A rollercoaster the past year has been for property! We saw a lacklustre start to 2019 largely due to apprehension around last year’s Federal Election and particularly proposed housing-related tax policies from the ALP. Activity was also subdued due to the fallout from the Banking Royal Commission and tightened lending restrictions imposed by the […]

The CGT Saver Report

    Let me introduce you to our new product, the CGT Saver™ Report – A report specifically created to prevent our clients from paying too much in Capital Gains Tax. Although you can no longer claim depreciation on second-hand Plant & Equipment Items (ovens, dishwashers, etc.), with Washington Brown’s CGT Saver™, you can claim […]

Your Guide to Claiming Depreciation on Granny Flats

Many see granny flats as an easy property investment. For beginners, they offer the opportunity to start investing, without spending too much money. As with any investment property, you must remember to claim for the depreciation of your assets. Tons of people like the idea of buying an investment property. Australia offers plenty of opportunities, […]

The Budget Has Changed The Game

The Federal Budget released on the 9th of May 2017 has changed the game for property investors.  The Government has changed the game in the new budget by reducing depreciation deductions for residential properties. And it’s good news too if you ask me! In this webinar, you’ll  learn the 9 key takeaways from these changes […]

Choosing a Location: Everything You Need to Know

Our Location-Based Property Investment Strategies in Australia You need to consider much more than the state of the property when buying an investment property in Australia. The location plays just as big of a role in your decision. After all, a property in the wrong location won’t attract any demand. With no demand, you can’t […]

Claim Depreciation on Previous Owners’ Renovations

You Can Claim Tax Deductions in Australia for Previous Renovations When considering tax deductions in Australia, most investors only take their own renovations into account. It does make sense. After all, why should you be eligible to claim deductions on your investment property in Australia if you didn’t pay for the work? Perhaps surprisingly, you […]

The Impact of NSW Housing Affordability Measures

HOUSING affordability has been an issue for, well, what seems like forever, with Sydney a particular focus as prices have been skyrocketing. So what’s being done about it? Well, it was addressed in the Federal Budget, the Victorian State Government announced stamp duty concessions, and now it’s New South Wales’ turn, with the State Government […]

Finally, Some Clarity

On Friday 14th July, the Treasury Office released a draft bill regarding how depreciation deductions on a second-hand property can be claimed moving forward. They also invited interested parties to make submissions. It’s complicated, to say the least, so I’ve tried to simplify this Bill and the key points. Here are my 9 Key Takeaways […]

The Property Market Limbo: Depreciation Solution

The property market is currently in a state of limbo, particularly those involved in the selling of new property. Why? Because budget statement in relation to helping “reduce pressure on housing affordability” has potentially changed the game and announced dramatic changes to the way depreciation is claimed on property. Let’s start with the good news: […]