Who really uses negative gearing? Nurses, teachers, clerical staff

The Property Council of Australia refutes claims made today that average Australian workers are not the main beneficiaries of negative gearing.   The latest available data from the Australian Taxation Office is indisputable and it shows that some of Australia’s most valued, but lower paid workers are the primary beneficiaries of negative gearing.   This includes the 42,000 nurses, midwives and aged care workers, 62,000 teachers and child carers, 12,300 emergency service wor...
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Property investment from Super Funds rising

The popularity of investing in property through self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) appears to be on the up, judging by the latest statistics from the Australian Taxation Office. The ATO’s recently released Self-managed superannuation funds: A Statistical Overview report reveals that the percentage of all SMSF assets accounted for by 'real property' rose by just under 2% between 2008 and 2009 – bringing its total share of the SMSF market up to 14.7% ($48.3bn). With the report also po...
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