Depreciation and changing a vehicle from business to private use

Question Balancing Adjustment: Motor Vehicles Extract from ATO:“If you cease to hold or use a depreciating asset, a balancing adjustment event may occur. If there is a balancing adjustment event, you need to calculate a balancing adjustment amount to include in your assessable income or to claim as a deduction. A balancing adjustment event occurs …

Offsetting Farm Losses Against Other Income

Question I’d like to minimise my tax when developing a small farm. We’ve recently bought a 28 acre block, and will run a farm which will get us primary producer status as we meet the ATO requirements for that. The block has a house that we’re going to rent out and negatively gear. We’re planning …

Transferring Property Out Of Your SMSF

Question Seeking to clarify what are the actual rules around someone that has reached preservation age 57 being able to now keep or use the investment property that is currently in the SMSF title and was purchased outright through the SMSF using Concessional contributions ie SG amounts? (has been rented previously with income following into …

Caught by Div 7A?

Question If a company director takes money out of his company regularly, several times a year, year in year out but repays it before the 30th of June each year, does Div7a apply? Answer No, in fact he has up until the due date for lodgement of the company tax return to repay the amount …

CGT on Inherited Rental/Main Residence

Question Dianne is the executor and beneficiary of Gary’s Will. Gary died on the 5 December 2018 leaving a residential property (“the property”) to Dianne. Dianne seeks advice in relation to the deceased’s estate’s potential liability for Capital Gains Tax following the proposed disposition of the property. The background to the use and ownership of …

Is FIFO from NZ?

FIFO plane

Question My wife and I are both Australian citizens (Aussie born) – we moved to NZ last year where we rented a house, put our 2 Aussie kids into a NZ school etc. I FIFO back to Australia for work (spending more than 6 months a year in Aus, 4 weeks on / off) – …

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