Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete Wargent is one of Australia's brightest financial minds - a must-follow for articulate, accurate & in-depth analysis." - David Scutt, Business Insider, leading Australian market analyst.

"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

"Pete's daily analysis is unputdownable" - Dr. Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

PAYG Variation Forms

It’s coming up to 30 June, so for Australian investment property owners it is way passed time to complete PAYG Variation Forms. The tax office (ATO) can take up to six weeks to process these, so if you haven’t completed already, do it today.
What a PAYG Variation form is
Where you have an investment property or properties that are making an accounting loss (i.e. after depreciation etc.) a PAYG Variation form can reduce your effective rate of tax through the financial year.
This is preferable for many to waiting until next 30 June to recoup the tax paid via the tax return. After all, we can always put our own money to better use than the tax office will!
If you're having a miserable day, try to think: it could be worse. Sydney harbour tunnel blocked...and I'm going to a shareholder AGM today at the Radisson...there's always someone worse off than you!