The Australian Taxation Office Hunger Games on real estate investments funded by offshore property loans.



Every dollar of rental income from an Australia real estate investment is taxable at a rate of approx. 37%. With a number of tax deductible allowances, the typical investor with an Australian mortgage rate (5%), usually has nothing to worry about.

By Scott O. Talbot


The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of ‘depreciation’ and the benefits for overseas investors; the key factors in avoiding the full wrath of the ATO (Australia Taxation Office).

Interest paid on loans is fully tax deductible, combined with other deductible allowances, the typical Australian investor uses an investment property to reduce their personal salary income tax rate. UCHK clients whom have taken advantage of the exclusive offshore loans from 1.75% are cautioned that the tax man will be eating into these initial savings without careful investment planning and tax advice.


Australia real estate investment is a game of beating the tax man, a problem for many to find tax deductible off sets: A depreciating asset is an asset that has a limited effective life and can reasonably be expected to decline in value over the time it is used - property investment depreciation is calculated by division 40 & 43

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