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Expats face CGT hit on the sale of Aussie family home

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How Labor’s tax policy will deliver ‘perverse’ outcomes

How Labor’s tax policy will deliver ‘perverse’ outcomes   Financial planners have detailed how Labors tax policy will deliver perverse outcomes under their plan to deny franking credits to some self-funded retirees. Take the example of a husband and wife with $1 million who end up receiving a smaller income in retirement than a couple …

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Advisers bemoan anti-SMSF policy amid super industry split

Advisers bemoan anti-SMSF policy amid super industry split   Labor’s plan to scrap franking credit refunds will give superannuation funds linked to banks and unions a leg up while potentially knocking self-managed super funds off their strong growth trajectory. Yet the groups representing pooled super funds that stand to benefit are at odds with each …

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Capital gains tax exemption changes expected to ignite expat property fire sale

Capital gains tax exemption changes expected to ignite expat property fire sale     Expat Sasha Vasiljkovic is about to put his property in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown on the market. He doesn’t want to sell but an impending Turnbull government change will deny him one of the most sacrosanct of Aussie home-ownership perks: …

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Australians buy sterling to buy cheap UK property post Brexit

Australians buy sterling to buy cheap UK property post Brexit   Australian investors are parking funds in the UK to snap up cheap property deals, speculating Brexit will enable them to buy cheap UK property post Brexit Just hours before and after Brexit and as the sterling plunged, some Australian investors transferred money into the UK …

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Expats zoom in on property and stocks as the Aussie dollar slides

Expats zoom in on property and stocks as the Aussie dollar slides   Brett Evans’ financial planning business is about to get very busy. His company, Atlas Wealth Management, which specialises in servicing Australian expatriates had 20 calls from clients last month, twice as many calls than usual. And they were all looking to buy or sell properties, taking advantage …

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