Property is on a political tightrope

The impacts on investors of changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax.

Summary: Potential changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax will affect the property market in a number of ways.

Key take-out: Studies have indicated that proposed changes to negative gearing may cause property prices to fall.

 

A major point of difference between both sides of politics in the next Federal election will be the treatment of tax concessions for property investors. The Coalition has at this stage said it will not make any changes, while across the floor, the ALP is proposing two policy changes.

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