Monthly archives for March, 2014

Where do we go from here?

by Jeff Banks

We have some changes in our tidbits format.

Daily tidbits became a bit too much – yes we covered a lot of topics and went into details with some of them, but from now on, tidbits will be every Monday.

For those of you who follow…

Jeff Banks Blog 28 March – Tax is not something to hasten over

by Jeff Banks


This week I am talking in contradictions and I want start with a quote from the 1986 movie Top Gun that starts down a track contrary to what I want you to consider:

“You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead”

For many…

Summary of March

by Jeff Banks

Summary of March. As this is the last tidbit for the month of March, we talk about topics that were covered over the past weeks.

We spoke about investing in properties and things such as depreciation, borrowings, structures and more.

If you have queries about any…

It’s all about PLANNING

by Jeff Banks

It’s all about PLANNING.

Earlier in the month we spoke about getting the strategy right for investing in property. It should never be about one particular part of the transaction, it should be about the whole transaction and the profit you will make at the…

Pesky Acronyms

by Jeff Banks

As it is Tuesday, we talk about pesky acronyms that investors are just expected to know. And today subject is repairs v.s. improvements.

There is potentially lots of pitfalls if we can’t get the difference between the two. Repairs are a tax deduction and improvements…

Other Taxation Structures

by Jeff Banks

Today’s subject:  other taxation structures and why we use them.

We all know we can invest as a personal investor, a company, a discretionary trust or a superannuation fund. But there are other structures that can be used such as a hybrid trust or a…

Jeff Banks Blog – 21 March – Service with a Smile

by Jeff Banks


A very good and long term client of mine – Ian Hunter from Jetto Industrial Pty Limited dropped into my office for a chat this week. We were a bit busy but as is my want I like to talk to my clients when it appears…

Selling your property

by Jeff Banks

Today we talk about selling your property.

The best person to talk about selling your investment property would be your financial planner. But it might be important to consider if you exchange prior or after 30th June as Capital Gains Tax is calculated from the…


by Jeff Banks

This is a test blog post.

Today subject ‘Risk vs. Return’. It is important to think about the risk vs. return when setting up strategies dealing with investment properties.

Negative gearing of a property is effectively a gamble between the short term contribution that an investor…