There is a ‘political hot potato’ that the government has currently put on hold for the time being – the capital gains tax-free status of superannuation funds in pension phase.
Self- funded retirees should be very concerned about the governments’ interest in this area, and which has only been amplified since the introduction of legislation allowing SMSFs capacity to borrow and invest in property.
With the continuing rapid growth of SMSFs in Australia, and the governments’ potential for huge losses in capital gains taxes on property investments, this ‘political hot potato’ will remain hot.
Read the article below, but more importantly always seek professional advice before investing in property inside a SMSF.
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Paul Baggetta is the Founder & Principal of Baggetta & Co. Paul Baggetta has been a Taxation Accountant since 1981, a Financial Planner since 1998, and in 1993 qualified as a Real Estate Licensee, holding a Triennial Certificate (currently not trading) and operated his own Real Estate business for property investment clients for over 5 years as a second business.
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