Article – Agriculture paper to look at tax

by 22 July 2015

16 June 2015 The Australian

Proposed changes to the tax treatment of farm investments will be included in the soon-to-be-released agriculture white paper.

The issue of negative gearing and farms was discussed at a coalition joint party room meeting in Canberra on Tuesday.

Treasurer Joe Hockey told the meeting that the limitations on negative gearing of home farms would be dealt with in the agriculture white paper as well as the tax review.

Three coalition [...]

Article – Calls for greater zone tax offsets to encourage people to regional areas

by 10 June 2015

1 June 2015 Craig Zonca ABC Rural

A business owner in Queensland’s north west is calling for the Federal Government to make zone tax offsets more attractive to encourage people to regional areas.

David Fox runs a helicopter business in Richmond and is excited by opportunity of having the north developed, but said he is waiting to see the detail in the Agricultural white paper.

“I think we are all hearing the colour of the [...]