Tax and legal advice
Peter Gianoli

Thinking of investing your tax return?

By Peter Gianoli

It might be tempting to blow your tax return on an indulgent retail purchase, but if you are smart about how you spend it, you will thank yourself later.

Blogger: Peter Gianoli, general manager, Investor Assist

As we approach the new financial year, many Australians are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their tax returns.

The funny thing is, most people consider their tax return large enough to spoil themselves with a new TV or a holiday, but too small to contribute towards something really significant like an investment property, because they don’t know how to invest tax returns. Many people don’t even think about investing with their tax returns. Sure, if your tax return is a few hundred dollars or even a couple of thousand dollars, it will not be enough to purchase a new property straight away. But saving those taxes instead of spending them can be your first step towards saving for a home deposit.

Combine this initial saving with a few minor changes in your daily life and you will be amazed how quickly your deposit can grow, proving how easy it is to invest tax returns to achieve financial gain. Just by cutting out a coffee a day, a few takeaway dinners each week and that expensive pair of shoes you don’t really need, you could save up to an extra $1,000 a month. It might sound surprising, but it’s possible for strong property investment tax return outcomes to occur.

How to use your tax return for investment

Yes, it will take you a while to save a 20 per cent deposit with the return on your taxes, but if you are happy to put down less deposit and pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance, then your dream of owning an investment property could become a reality much quicker than you think.

Alternatively, if you already have a deposit saved, any extra funds will help you to afford a better house or perhaps a comparable house in a better location. Or if you have equity in an existing property, your tax return might be that little bonus you need to inspire you to look at growing your portfolio. Either way, your tax return outcome could yield promising results for your investment portfolio.

If the process is managed correctly and with the right advice, you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to invest tax returns. To put it another way, you could own another investment property for as little as the cost of a cup of coffee a day. Sounds pretty tempting, doesn’t it?

Spend your tax return wisely

So before you bank your tax return and blow it on a few household bills or some new clothes (which will do little to further your overall position), take the time to stop and think about the best possible use for every spare dollar you have, and consider how to invest your tax return. Property investment tax return outcomes can be great.

Sure, a new pair of shoes or a holiday would give you short-term enjoyment and satisfaction, but nothing of value in the longer term. Investors in property need just a little more motivation and discipline, and saving your tax return could be the first step towards owning a new investment property.

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Peter Gianoli

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Peter Gianoli joined ABN Group in 2011 to establish Investor Assist. Peter has more than 15 years of experience in the property industry working across some of the country’s premier development projects and throughout his career has overseen the sale and settlement of properties worth in excess of $1bn.  Peter is also a highly sought after public speaker and has educated audiences throughout Australia and around the world on topics including property marketing and investment.

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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They will compare regional markets with capital cities as investment options, reveal some areas which they consider to be poor investments at the moment while also discussing some of the markets where they see future potential.

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