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Rental crisis demanding a radical rethink

Planning reform, a tax shakeup and incentives for developers are needed to revive apartment development and ease Victoria’s rental crisis, according to property experts at Pitcher Partners. Severe shortages of apartments in Victoria are heaping pressure on affordability, with rental values rising 17.7 per cent year on year to reach $526 per week, according to … Continued

An Airbnb tax is not the answer to the rental crisis

A promised housing package from the Victorian Government could see a range of changes to short stay accommodation . A debated ‘Airbnb tax’ is just one, imposing levies and yearly caps on short stay property use . Reducing some land taxes and other fees could encourage landowners to make vacant dwellings available for longer term rent.

Lisa Tsoulakis

A highly regarded professional, Lisa has an impressive career spanning more than 20 years. During her tenure with Pitcher Partners’ Adelaide firm, she has gained significant experience providing accounting and compliance services and advice, including business structuring, tax planning, finance applications, business structuring and general taxation advice and strategies to a diverse range of clients. … Continued

Leo Gouzenfiter

An income tax generalist with over a decade of experience, Leo specialises in CGT, Trusts, Corporate Tax and Division 7A. He also sits on various committees including those with CA ANZ and the Tax Institute of Australia. Truly passionate about all things tax, he is constantly developing his deep expertise and keeping informed as to … Continued

Windfall Gains Tax – impact for landowners, purchasers and developers

The Windfall Gains Tax is Victoria’s newest property tax, which will apply to certain rezonings of land from 1 July 2023 onwards.
Since being announced last year, it has attracted significant attention and controversy due to the impact on property development transactions and the market more generally, as well as the challenges it is already creating for landowners, purchasers and developers.

Brenton Chan

Now an essential part of the Pitcher Partners Funds Management Tax team, Brenton commenced his career as an analyst within the financial services tax division of a Big 4 professional firm in 2010, cutting his teeth on a portfolio which included large managed funds and industry superannuation funds. His previous experience as a senior tax … Continued

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