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Investing

Investigate before you invest
Investigate the legitimacy of any investment scheme promoters who invite you to put your money into a 'tax-effective' arrangement that you suspect may be too good to be true.
Investing in bank accounts and income bonds
Bank interest and bonuses from income bonds are income for tax purposes, even if you are a foreign resident or the account is in a child's name.
Investing in shares
Dividends (income from shares) are considered income for tax purposes. You can claim deductions for costs related to the dividend income, such as management fees and interest on money you borrowed to buy the shares.
Managed investment trusts
You must show any income or credits you receive from any managed investment product on your tax return.
Tax planning
You have the right to arrange your financial affairs so as to keep your tax to a minimum. Tax planning arrangements that go beyond the policy intent of the law and involve deliberate approaches to exploit the tax system are tax avoidance schemes. We support people who do the right thing and are fair but firm with those who don’t.
Tax-smart tips for your investment property
If you use your property to earn income at any time, you will have tax obligations and entitlements.