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Purchasing a home for a relative

Posted 27 August 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Winnie says:
25 August 2015 at 23:41

I am considering purchasing a residential property for a family relative, who would stay there and contribute towards the bond repayments. However, I would not live on the premises. From a tax perspective, what is the correct approach to avoid my relative's contributions being viewed as rental income?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
26 August 2015 at 16:02

The contributions would effectively be "rental" income. However, you would be able to off-set the interest on the bond and other property related expenses (e.g. rates, electricity etc) so as to reduce the taxable income as far as possible.

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Winnie says:
27 August 2015 at 11:52

Thanks, TaxTim!

Your response has been very informative and useful.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
27 August 2015 at 12:21

Only a pleasure - thanks for the good feedback!


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