Tax Structuring – minimising your tax and protecting your investment assets.
Using losses to reduce capital gains tax.
Deferring asset sales to manage capital gains tax.
Prepaying 12 months income protection insurance premiums.
Prepaying 12 months interest on an investment loan.
Tax instalment variation – increasing cash flow for negatively geared investments.
She is paying tax at the top marginal rate, i.e. 47%.
She is taking maternity leave next year so her marginal tax rate will become 0% - 19%.
She is looking at selling an asset on which she has made a $37,000 taxable profit.
She also has shares which have decreased in value by $10,000.
She also owns an investment property which she paid for with a loan of $400,000.
Mary didn’t call Spectrum and sold the property during the current financial year.
As Joseph had worked and lived overseas for a number of years the taxation office classed Joseph as a non-resident for taxation purposes. As a consequence of the change in tax residency Joseph is unsure of what tax benefits he could claim on a negatively geared investment property in Australia.
Joseph’s Singapore salary would not be subject to Australian tax.
Joseph would need to show his rental income in his tax return.
Joseph is then entitled to claim as deductions against this income all expenses (e.g. interest, rates, depreciation, building w/offs) incurred in running a rental property.
In the case of negatively geared properties the net result would be a tax loss from the property to include in the return. This loss is able to be carried forward each year until it is offset against Australian income. In this way any future capital gain made on the property will be reduced by the carried forward tax losses.
Tax Benifits Example
|Gain made on sale of investment property in Australia||$100,000|
|Less: Discount on capital gain as held for more than 12 months – 50%||($50,000)|
|Taxable Capital Gain for tax purposes||$50,000|
|Less: Rental property loss – 2008||($10,000)|
|Less: Rental property loss – 2009||($10,000)|
|Less: Rental property loss – 2010||($10,000)|
|Less: Rental property loss – 2011||($10,000)|
|Net gain on which tax will be paid||$10,000|