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Free Report: Tax Traps to Avoid If Your Property Was Damaged in the Fires or Floods

There’s no doubt that we are seeing an increasing amount of natural disasters… from unstoppable flash floods to raging bush fires.

And it’s always devastating when your property is damaged by fires or floods, be it your home or investment.

Unfortunately, it’ll never be an easy fix either as it can range from significant repairs to a complete rebuild. Needless to say, the financial and emotional consequences are hard to bear. What’s worse, sometimes when you’re on your way to recovery and decide to rebuild your property, you get hit by a big fat tax bill 😨

So to help raise awareness of this tax debacle, Bryce, Ben and Julia unpacked all the key details in Episode 386 | BEWARE Tax Traps! How to rebuild or repair after a natural disaster. The best part is… Julia has also helped create a free report to help provide more clarity!

So what are you waiting for?

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p.s. If you are affected emotionally, please do not hesitate to reach out for help. That’s the first step to recovery.

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Episode 381 | Should I Continue Investing After 40?

Do you know how to make your invisible finances….visible? Or what we mean by “the big rocks in the jar”?!  

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Q&A Day folks, and boy we’re covering a lot of ground! We’re answering the questions above, and more, including… 

Debunking the “too old to invest” mentality that many people fall into, WHY it doesn’t work… 

AND how it leads to unfortunate statics, like how

73% of all Aussie property investors stop at one property, and 91% stop at 2!

Folks, we need to change this statistic which is why we’re exploring what our question-asker (and you) can do to avoid self-limiting action.  

Bryce also lists some great examples of people who’ve only found success later in life; listen in if you need some inspiration.  

PLUS, how you can use Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to best benefit you!  

Yep. We’ve got 2 listeners interested in CGT in 2 VERY different ways… 

We’re explaining what CGT is, clarifying whether it affects borrowed money and asset appreciation AND if it’s possible to dodge THE 6-year rule!!! (Don’t know what that is? Tune in to find out 😉)  

We’re also hitting a huge pain point of Ben’s, related to why banks treat investors (over owner-occupiers) like second class citizens, and why it doesn’t make a lick of sense to us!  

PLUS we discuss the floods on Australia’s east coast and its impacts on the property market. Our thoughts go out to all the people affected by this disaster ❤️. 

Of course, since it’s a Q&A day there are tons more good stuff crammed in as well.  

All questions are listed below folks – so tune in and enjoy!  

p.s Remember to send us your tax questions BEFORE the season starts through the Speak Pipe widget found on The Property Couch website. (You’ll find it on the bottom right side!)  

p.s.s Did we also mention if we answer your question in the upcoming podcast, you’ll get a free Start & Build course? 😉  

 

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The Questions We Answer 

Anonymous on Regional Investing   

“Hi Ben and Bryce,

Love your show and have finally hooked hubby into listening too! Question – We are both 41 years old, have a young family, and work full time. We have a mortgage on our principal place of residence in Sydney and have used our equity to purchase 2 properties in regional NSW over the last 2 years (in the same town of 65000 people).

Given we are early 40s and are keen to continue investing in regional NSW (needs to be somewhere hubby can get to and run repairs as he is handy) are we getting too old to have over two investments? Thanks!”

Riley on Loan Security/Captial Gains Tax on Principle Place of Residence 

“G’day team, 

I’m a rent-vestor that’s looking to purchase a home for myself in the next 6-12 months. I have enough equity in my investment property that I could feasibly loan against in order to generate a deposit. 

My question relates to Capital Gains Tax. I understand that I can loan against equity to purchase another investment, however, am I able to loan against equity to purchase a home? 

Will there be any capital gain associated with using the loaned money to purchase a PPR as opposed to another investment property? 

 I’ve been led to believe this is the case but haven’t been able to substantiate the claim through my own research. Any thoughts?” 

Anonimous on Capital Gains Tax and the 6 Year Rule 

“Can you tell me more about the 6-year rule?  

I understand that if you rent out your primary residence for less than 6 years and move back into it then you don’t have to pay CGT when you sell.  

Let’s say I buy a new house and rent out my current primary residence, can I move back and forth every 5 years between the two properties to avoid CGT when I want to sell one of them? 

Sorry if you covered this in a past episode, I’m getting my way through the 400 or so episodes!”  

 Tomasz on Split Owner Occ loan to fund investment:   

“Hi Guys, 

Love the show, I wish I had found out about it from Day 1 as it would have lead me to follow the knowledge you have shared. Thanks in advance for answering this question. 

I have a $400K Owner Occ loan with $200k available for redraw. I am planning to use approximately $150k of the redraw funds to purchase an investment property. My bank allows me to easily split this $400k loan into $250k/$150k splits. Do I have to change the $150k loan to an “investment loan”? Or can it stay as an Owner Occ loan? 

I am confused as the interest for the $150K loan will be tax deductible but the security for this loan is still the house I live in. Further to this can you share any information relating to why Investment interests rates are higher than Owner Occ rates?”  

 

Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:48 – A catch up on Ben and Bryce’s social life since last week… 
  • 3:32 – Rob (Aka. Buggerlugs the boy) and family of Frank, Tracy, Layla & Elke [Kenny] cheers for the great reviews.  
  • 12:17 – How this lesson from the meat-packing industry can apply to…property?! 
  • 15:50 – Anonymous’ Question 
  • 16:06 – How old is too old??  
  • 17:08 – Don’t fall for these negative mentalities (Be more like Julia Child, Stan Lee and these other greats!)  
  • 22:23 – How can you make the “Invisible, visible” and stop limiting your portfolio to 2 properties!  
  • 27:26 – What do we mean by “the big rocks in the jar”??  
  • 28: 35 – Riley’s Question  
  • 29:22 – What is Capital Gains Tax?  
  • 30:22 – Why ______ does NOT affect asset appreciation or capital gains!  
  • 31:10 – Purpose NOT security folks  
  • 32:10 – The rule of thumb for deductibles…  
  • 33:18 – How you can ask us (and returning podcast guest Julia Hartman) your questions BEFORE tax season!  
  • 34:46 – Anonimous’ Question 
  • 35:15 – Why can you only have 1 current primary residence?  
  • 36:54 – Tomasz’s Question  
  • 37:59 – Why do banks treat investors like second class citizens?!  
  • 42:00 – When should you change your loan?  
  • 44:22 – Why Ben was called “That mortgage broker” by a politician…  
  • 46:20 – Bryce’s house reno lifehack!  
  • 48:30 – How will the floods affect Australia’s property market?  
  • 52:15 – Our future predictions for supply and demand in flood-affected areas  
  • 54:00 – Will insurance premiums go up?  

 

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