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Income tax

6 tax-busting ways to boost your return

It’s not too late. Here are some last-minute strategies to cut a looming tax bill, or boost your return.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

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Sold home to cash in on record prices: Where can we park the money?

If you are planning to buy another property within months, then maybe you should simply place your money in a guaranteed six-month bank term deposit.

George Cochrane

Positive or negative gearing: What’s better in today’s market?

The best way to finance an investment property may be to put up a deposit large enough that the net rent covers the outgoings. The property would then be “neutral” geared.

Noel Whittaker
Noel Whittaker

Money columnist

How to tap your home equity for an income stream

If you are asset rich but cash poor, what is the better option to generate income: Taking out a reverse mortgage or accessing the federal government’s Home Equity Access Scheme?

George Cochrane

Planning & budgeting



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