Property Industry

Why Hall Chadwick?

At Hall Chadwick we specialise in strategic, high-level consulting advice for investors in the the property industry, including developers, speculators or long term investors.

Business Structuring for Growth

Analysis of the objectives of the owners both at the entity level and the personal level

Selection of entity to purchase property – trust, company, joint venture, partnership, co-ownership etc. Considering issues such as:

How to minimise income tax and CGT

GST advice

Stamp duties

Tax profile of investors in entity

Distribution of income

Income sources for future expansion

Asset protection (i.e. for entity and investors)

Estate and Succession planning

Winding up of entities

Asset Acquisition and Disposals

Due diligence services on sale or purchase

Maximising deductions on property demolitions, redevelopments

Deducting pre-trading activities – GST credits, tax deductibility (black hole expenditure)

Deductibility of interest, depreciation of property, fixtures, chattels

Minimising CGT on land sales

GST – going concern, margin scheme, GST-free sales, input taxed

Identifying Stamp Duty issues

Property transfers within group / related entities – stamp duties, CGT rollover, cost base, tax payable, consideration

Contracts/Agreements/ Constitutional documents

Evaluation the impact of GST, income tax and other taxation and commercial issues

Reviewing trust deeds in relation to ability to borrow funds, distribute income and capital, ultimate beneficiary clauses

Creating of rights and options i.e. pre-emptive rights of purchase

Other Taxation Considerations

Utilising our international contacts to minimise global tax and maximise ability to raise capital

Repatriation of funds to Australia

Foreign sourced investments, income, withholding taxes, Double Tax Agreements

Debt Financing

Hall Chadwick has a finance broking division, Navigator Financial Services, which can assist you in obtaining the best and most suitable products to assist with the acquisition and/or development costs associated with your investment.

Other Taxation Considerations

Construction contracts – review of issues on transition to GST

Sale of premises – gross margin scheme, going concern provisions

Joint venture operations – implications on parties

Claiming input tax credits on acquisitions, ongoing supplies and apportionment methodologies

GST review of operations, including BAS preparation

Further Property Industry Information

For further information about our property industry services, please contact:

NSW Bill Petrovski +61 2 9263 2600

NSW David Kenney +61 2 9263 2600

VIC John Christopoulos +61 3 9820 6400

VIC Robert Lissauer +61 3 9820 6400

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