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Redraw from wife's loan account

Discussion in 'Property Finance' started by Lincsus, 3rd Jul, 2015.

  1. Lincsus

    Lincsus Member

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    We have an investment property in my wife's name but the loan is on both mine and my wife's name. We have put some extra money in the loan account. Now I want to redraw that money to buy another investment property (This time, in my name). Will ATO have any problems with that? I know ATO has problems using redraw money for personal expenses. In this case, the redraw money will be used for investment purpose but for a property in my name.
     
  2. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    That should be fine - just split the loan to reflect the two different purposes. Interest is only claimable by the person on the title so you want to keep it separate or it will get a bit complicated.
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    You will be borrowing money by redrawing so interest generally deductible. Wife and your name on the loan, but the ATO will treat the person on title as the one to claim the deduction. Ideally a new split to avoid a mixed loan.
     
  4. Lincsus

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    Thank you for your responses.