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2017-2018 Federal Budget Expert Analysis - Infrastructure

Key points

  • $75 billion in infrastructure funding and financing over the next 10 years

  • Western Sydney Airport to be built

  • Funding of Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project

  • $10 billion National Rail Programme

  • Establishment of a $472 million Regional Growth Fund to deliver job-creating infrastructure

2017-2018 Federal Budget Expert Analysis - Housing Affordability

Key points

  • First home buyers can salary sacrifice into their superannuation account

  • Up to $300,000 from the proceeds of the sale of the family home can be contributed to superannuation for persons aged 65 and over

  • Increasing the CGT discount to 60% for investments in affordable housing

  • Allowing managed investment trusts (MITs) to be used to develop and own affordable housing

  • Further initiatives to increase housing supply

Claiming depreciation on investment property

Rental property investors have access to a range of tax strategies. One such strategy, which is often underutilised, is claiming depreciation as a tax deduction.

Property expenses, such as depreciation and capital works expenditure, can be deducted over a number years, adding to a significant return for property investors come tax time.
 

Moore Stephens Tax Alert - Redundancies and ETPs

Redundancies are, unfortunately, a part of doing business. Over the last year or so, there has been a lot of movement within the Western Australian job market with employments being terminated or being made redundant.  As an employer, it is critical that you understand what your responsibilities are. To help you, we have undertaken various reviews of calculations for Employee Termination Payments (ETP) and genuine redundancies

A ride to raise - Moore Stephens supports Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue, together with Charity Car Events, host an annual awareness event across New South Wales ‘Beyond Bitumen’. For the second year in a row Alan Quinlan, IT Manager at Moore Stephens NSW participated in the event and helped raise just over $10,000 of the more than $200,000 raised by Beyond Bitumen tour.

Crowd Sourced Funding: What you need to know about the new CSEF legislation

“The passing of the crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) legislation for Australian Small Business is great news, particularly in the current environment where it can be difficult to raise capital. However, there is likely to be some work required to ensure that companies are ready to access CSEF” Davide Costanzo, Moore Stephens - Director, Tax and Business Advisory

Shock for landlords as land tax skyrockets

Over the past month soaring property values have seen landlords hit by steep increases in landlord taxes.

A number of landlords, property owners and lessors have been shocked when confronted with sharp increases in land tax bills this month.

The State Revenue Office (SRO) argues that 2016 was a revaluation year, which means your site value will most likely increase in 2017.
 
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