Winning Property Tax Strategies
By best selling authors Noel Whittaker and Julia Hartman, Winning Property Tax Strategies is a must-read for property owners and accountants alike.
Residential property is Australia’s favourite investment, yet many landlords fail to achieve their dreams of wealth because they get it wrong from the start. Winning Property Tax Strategies provides a unique insight into the many different facets of property investing. Primarily it addresses taxation issues, but the emphasis is that one size does not fit all.
A property that is suitable for one type of investor may not suit another, and there are many different structures that can be put in place. The tax considerations for younger investors are almost the opposite of those from middle-aged investors, and retirees need a different strategy again.
This is the second property taxation book written by Julia Hartman and Noel Whittaker. The first was a best seller and helped thousands of people – this new book takes a different approach and contains many new concepts.
The book is a great reference tool for accountants as it provides details of rulings and legislation. Don’t let this put the lay person off. Noel Whittaker has made sure it is reader friendly and Paul Lennon has created some wonderful cartoons to lighten the mood, but also explain the points in a way that only pictures can.
Winning Property Tax Strategies is guaranteed to excite even the most experienced property investor.
Don’t just read it once, keep it nearby – if you are a serious property investor you will find yourself referring to it continually.
One of our major goals is to help you identify bad advice when you hear it and also to spot an opportunity or trap. Plus, of course, to save tax!
Julia founded BAN TACS Accountants in 1992. Her passion for getting into every detail of tax law has seen her step out of the traditional accounting role to write for the layperson. Through her website, books and articles she aims to help average taxpayers acquire enough knowledge about tax law to recognise when they need professional advice.
Far too often taxpayers take tax advice from mates, real estate agents and sellers, then see their accountant when it is too late to change anything. This book and the BAN TACS website are intended to give much-needed information to the public at a minimal cost. Taxation law now reaches into everyday family situations. For example, not moving into the marital home until after the honeymoon will expose it to Capital Gains Tax. The ATO cross checks its data with the Titles Office so don’t expect to slip under the radar. They will would probably catch up with you a few years after you have sold the property and disposed of any records relating to it. One of the great things about assisting taxpayers via her website is the freedom it gives, as it allows Julia to work just about anywhere…and that she does, with a semi-retired, semi-nomadic lifestyle.
So what does BAN TACS stand for? In Julia’s case it is beachcombers And Nomads Taxation, Accounting & Computer Services.
On a serious note, Julia is a CPA, CA, Registered Tax Agent with a Bachelor of Business degree and a well recognised expert in property taxation law. Much more of her material is available in the freebies section of this site,www.bantacs.com.au. There is a facility on the site where you can ask her a question and she pops into the forum now and again. She also writes for Australian Property Investor Magazine and supports all the BAN TACS offices.
Noel is one of Australia’s best known financial advisers and is a founding director of Whittaker Macnaught Pty Ltd, a leading financial planning organisation.
Noel was made a member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2011 for service to the community in raising awareness of personal responsibility in matters of superannuation, household budgeting and estate planning. In 2003, he was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal for his contribution to financial services.
He is a pioneer in the field of consumer education and is the author of 19 books including the international best sellers Making Money Made Simple and More Money with Noel Whittaker. He writes weekly columns in many major Australian newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Sunday Mail, Perth Sunday Times and the Brisbane Courier-Mail. He also appears regularly on over 50 ABC radio stations and makes regular appearances on television. He is in demand as a motivational speaker and has addressed large audiences in Australia and overseas.
With over 45 years experience in the finance industry, Noel dedicates his spare time to providing financial and social commentary. He is married with three children and his hobbies are gardening and golf. His special interest is studying what makes people happy.