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Expat CGT residence deadline looms

Expat CGT residence deadline looms

The changes to Capital Gains Tax for Australian expats were passed through parliament last year, removing the tax-free allowance if an expat sells their former …

AUD bottoms out?

AUD bottoms out?

In the last newsletter we suggested that it would be “an opportune time” to convert funds into Australian dollars as the AUD dipped below USD60c.

Lending rates at all time lows

Lending rates at all time lows

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official interest rate unchanged at 0.25% since it reduced it last on the 20th March 2020.

Year-end tax planning tips

Year-end tax planning tips

Sadly for many businesses around the world, the issue of tax planning will not be high on the list as survival took centre stage due to COVID-19 in this financi…

Tax returns due now

Tax returns due now

If you have been putting of the task of completing your June 2019 income tax return, then you need to jump quickly to action.

Property management promotion

Property management promotion

COVID-19 has proven to be a very testing time for property investors with increased risk of tenant hardship in paying their rental.

SMATS offices during COVID-19

SMATS offices during COVID-19

I am pleased to say that SMATS has managed to fair reasonably well in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Stamp duty, foreign surcharge on WA election agenda

Stamp duty, foreign surcharge on WA election agenda

Incentives for property investors are looming as a hot election topic in Western Australia, with both sides of government being urged to develop new initiatives to address a looming rental crisis in the state.

How to negotiate a better home loan deal

How to negotiate a better home loan deal

Refinancing a home loan is a challenging proposition even with interest rates at historic lows, but there are still a range of strategies available to get the best deal from your lender.

Stamp duty slashed in Victoria's big housing budget

Stamp duty slashed in Victoria's big housing budget

Stamp duty discounts, a planning revamp and a major building boost are on the horizon in Victoria, as the state government leans on the property sector to underpin the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

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