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Investing in Australia
Foreign residents are taxed in Australia on income earned from their Australian investments. For interest, unfranked dividends and royalties, tax is generally withheld in Australia at the time of payment. But if you receive rental income from Australian properties or capital gains from selling Australian assets, you must declare these amounts in an Australian tax return.
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 journey
If you use your property to earn income at any time, you will have tax obligations and entitlements.