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Owning investment property (that is property that earns rental) is one of the most important means of building passive income for retirement.

However, it is most important that the property be owned in the right structure. This has been made easier now that Transfer Duty is the same for companies and trusts as for individuals,

Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” and you really should get expert guidance before buying. Derek Springett provides this guidance at no charge. Click here to set up an appointment.

Here are some general guidelines –




Primary Residence

Company owned by Trust

Asset protection, pay 18.5% CGT on sale, not 27.3%

Primary Residence

Self if zero risk of bankruptcy

CGT saving on sale

Non-rental earning


No Estate Duty

No CGT on death

Rental earning

Company owned by Trust

Pay 28% tax, not 40%.

No Estate Duty

No CGT on death


You can learn more about trusts here


General tax structures related to property salestax on property sales 700 x 990

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