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Recovery of land tax under commercial leases

If you are a landlord or a tenant, and currently hold a commercial lease in Queensland, you may be impacted by a recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision....

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Major change to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program

From 1 July 2017, expansion of the CBD Program will require most sellers and lessors of office space 1,000 square metres or more to obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate before the building goes on the market....

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GST and new property sales

From 1 July 2018, purchasers of new residential premises (new homes or apartments) and subdivided residential lots will need to pay any applicable GST on the sale directly to the ATO....

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Investors lose depreciation and travel deductions

From 1 July 2017, Australian Residential Property Investors will lose two long-standing tax deductions for residential properties as a result of the Federal Budget 2017....

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FRCGW: Impacts on foreign and Australian residents

On 9 May 2017, the Government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) rate and threshold....

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Webinar: Structuring Tax-Effective Property Transactions

With almost three quarters of Australians owning real property, clients will be turning to you - their accountant - to discuss the structuring and tax implications of disposal, sub-division or development opportunities....

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New Foreign Acquirers Duty

On 1 October 2016, the new Chapter 4 of the Duties Act 2001 (Qld) (the Act) introduced the Additional Foreign Acquirers Duty (AFAD). As with any new legislation it comes laden with detail, which can be difficult to wade ...

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Purchasing as trustee

Reap the benefits, not the consequences! Trusts and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are becoming increasingly popular structures for the purchase of properties, particularly where investment properties are conc...

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Avoid getting sued

Five tips for real estate agents to stay out of the firing line. Real estate is a tough game, with tough rules. For agents, this means that there are a lot of ways you can slip up and potentially land yourself, and your ...

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Time to talk up the market

It seems that we can't open a newspaper at the moment without reading negative reports about the real estate market. All this negativity is feeding more negativity, and ultimately damaging our industry....

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