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Profits or returns you make on your investments usually become part of your income for tax purposes. Many expenses relating to your investment are tax deductible - for example, interest on money you borrow to buy shares.
Australian residents for tax purposes are taxed on their worldwide income, so whether you have investments in Australia or overseas there are tax implications in obtaining, owning and disposing of them.
Understanding how tax works in relation to your investment helps ensure you don't pay more tax than you need to.
Follow the links below to find out more about how tax applies to different types of investments:
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