There is plenty of information out there. Perhaps start off looking at the loans available to SMSFs. The number of lenders is dwindling and the ones that do lend are making the most out of it with high rates and fees.
Once the trustee has purchased property it cannot be leveraged against – the equity cannot be borrowed against so think of it…[Read more]
This is something you need legal and tax advice on – and credit advice.
Once you decide you will need to consider structuring the company and trust and how to structure the funding of it. There are traps at every step along the way.
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This must be a victorian purchase?? Off the top of my head you would get the owner occupied rate if you intend to live in the property and actually live in it.
Fences are not deductible. This would be capital works, same with the paint. You could merely depreciate them at 2.5% pa over 40 years.
You will max out at some point. Generally where a borrower is a company and you give a guarantee if you go and apply to borrow again, if your own name or under another company, the loan you have guaranteed will count the same as if you were the borrower yourself.
There are limited lenders where guarantees may not be counted as debts, if the…[Read more]
The ATO searches the rental bond register too – which would be evidence the house is rented out so the full main residence exemption would be llost – and you cannot use the 6 year rule when still living there and renting out part of the property
The directors and shareholders of the company must also list their home addresses and these are publically searchable too. Most of my clients use their home addresses for both the registered office and principal place of business.
I still haven’t read the legislation but believe the risk is having to sell while being overseas – then there is no exemption, no 50% CGT discount and potentially huge capital gains tax as a result. I know there are some small concessions for dying overseas – but not much of a concession.
Well trusts are legal devices and only lawyers should advise on them. But transferring property to a trustee or declaring a trust over property will be a CGT event so perhaps a tax agent would be best for the first point of call as if the CGT is large you might not want to proceed.
Ones you think it is worth considering them you need to seek…[Read more]
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