Luke on 2CC – Borrowing to invest, is it all tax deductible?

Luke on 2CC – Borrowing to invest, is it all tax deductible?

Financial Planner Luke Smith joined 2CC Talking Canberra 1206AM in The Money Show which aired on Friday 2 September 2022. They start the show however by talking about the Jobs and Skills Summit.  It was proposed that pensioners can continue to work without loosing any entitlements, up to an amount of $4000. This however is only proposed as short-term measure. It might however help with Australia’s present skill shortage, if passed by Government.  This week’s topic for discussion however is:  Borrowing to invest, is it all tax deductible?

Key topics covered include:

  • Many people make investment decisions using borrowings without tax planning
  • This can lead to disappointing outcomes
  • Your accountant is your primary source of personal tax information
  • The interest on borrowing money to buy your home is not tax deductible
  • However, the interest on borrowing money however to buy a property and rent it is tax deductible
  • The interest on borrowing money to buy a share or investment portfolio is also tax deductible 
  • The purpose of the borrowing determines if the interest is tax deductible or not
  • A redraw facility and an offset account are not the same thing when it comes to tax deductibility
  • Ensure the right purpose and the right structure from the start
  • Luke shares his tops tips in regard to thinking about investments and borrowings  

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Do you need advice on investments?

It’s really important to seek advice on tax planning before you make borrowing decisions. Your accountant is a valuable source of information on personal tax matters.

Luke as a Financial Planner can help you set up a financial planning strategy to help you achieve your personal financial goals.  Make an appointment to confidentially discuss investment, super, insurance and retirement planning. Call Envision Financial Services on 6260 4749. You can also use our contact us form to make an appointment for a confidential discussion about your situation. 

Luke will return to talk about financial planning on 2CC next Friday. You can also catch up with The Strategy Stacker – Luke Talks Money podcasts on our website too. 

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