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Negative gearers are the opposite of battlers and they don't build many new homes

28 Apr 2015
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Negative gearing is a means of avoiding tax. No one begrudges anyone the right to buy an investment property and to make money out of it. Britain, Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Japan and most of the nations with which we compare ourselves are teeming with landlords who do just that. But those nations do not go further, as we and New Zealand do, and allow landlords who lose money to use all of their losses to cut their taxable incomes, often pulling themselves down into lower tax brackets.

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2015
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