Tax Talks 2 – Fuel on the fire: negative gearing, capital gains tax and housing affordability

Tax breaks for housing are not the only cause of high housing costs, but they are an important one.

This report focuses on negative gearing arrangements and the 50% discount on Capital Gains Tax for investors. It explains how these tax breaks work, who benefits, how much they cost, and their impact on housing markets and the economy. It proposes reforms to improve fairness and efficiency of federal tax support for housing.