Published on 29 Apr 99
by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Real estate undoubtedly represents the largest accumulation of wealth by Australians, far exceeding the market capitalisation of the Australian Stock Exchange. This paper examines many of the taxation issues facing investors in real estate. It follows the format of reviewing the taxation of income from property, allowable expenses, depreciation and capital allowances, taxation of the sale of property, the importance of ownership structure in the overall tax result, some issues facing non residents, and finally some aspects of the proposed GST legislation as it may affect real estate.