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About jack2964

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  1. For The Birds !

    Black-capped KF and black bittern sighted at lake adjacent ThapLan NP. Asian brown FC at my backyard. Brown shrike and black drongos adjoining farm land.
  2. For The Birds !

    Good shots.
  3. My rental property is a modest duplex taking in less than 30k a year in rents so I am on 32.5%. I'm not sure what you mean by the CGT being a separate component to rents received. If I don't sell I won't have to deal with CGT but say I sell today then on my next tax filing I will need to total up rents received up to today and whatever my actual capital gains is minus costs. This total sum would then be my income for the financial year and it will be well in excess of 180k. For the first 180k, tax is 63k which works out to 35%. Every subsequent dollar above 180k 45 cents is grabbed by the ATO. This has gotten me thinking is it really worthwhile holding on for more capital growth considering it has appreciated heaps over the last 3 or 4 years. At my age (60s) there aren't many good years ahead so I ought to cash in and enjoy the fruits of my labour. I'll send you a PM when I get back to my PC.
  4. Yes I do. Stuff like bank interest, agent's commissions, repairs, council rates, insurance etc. Where it hurts most is when I sell the property. I will be slugged 45% on CGT on every dollar in excess of 180k. Having said that, I of course still come out ahead.
  5. I left in end 2005 and am a non resident as far as the ATO is concerned. Been paying my taxes annually for income derived from an investment property which I still owe money on. Seeing how the ato as well as the nsw govt keep moving the goal post I am seriously considering liquidating and parking the proceeds elsewhere. Paying 45% on every dollar above 180,000 on taxable income is extremely painful. I guess they have somewhat achieved the aim to discourage foreign investors but those with deep pockets aren't affected. To the average Joe like myself even future capital growth isn't an incentive to hold on. For every 10k of capital growth, 4.5k goes to the ATO.
  6. Same here with mine. 10th digit is a zero or "O" which returned as invalid. However at the very bottom of the ID plate it has 'Plant/Built' and it shows date of manufacture.
  7. For The Birds !

    Was out for a bit of fishing this morning and saw a single Grey wagtail feeding along a fast flowing stream. Also a flock of about 10 Bee-eaters flew past overhead but couldn't positively identify. My guess is Chestnut-headed Bee-eater as none had the central tail prong. But still no sign of Black Drongoes nor Brown Shrike.
  8. For The Birds !

    Send some back my way. Only a few from the thousands remain at Sanambin Buriram.
  9. Bird-friendly Plant ID help.

    Thank you Cooked. I've dloaded more pics from the web and will head off to some nurseries close by.
  10. I stopped overnight at this 'resort' in Chai Prakan, Chiangmai and found several of these 6 to 7 meter tall trees in bloom. The flowers attracted loads of sunbirds as well as other nectar feeding species. Does anyone know the name of this tree and where I could get my hands on some seedlings? A name in Thai would be really great. Thanks.
  11. For The Birds !

    I think this is a juvenile Oriental Pratincole captured taking insects on the wing.
  12. For The Birds !

    Cattle egret in breeding plumage. Location: Sanambin non-hunting area Buriram.
  13. Yet another aircond installation question.

    Thanks Steve all duly noted. I'll go get some 6mm2 cable. Yes the CU is just for this new build and will be grounded. The CU pic isn't too clear but of the 8 breakers on the right half I have 2x C16; 3x C20 and 3x C32 breakers. Would this be sufficient for two airconds and 2 hot showers?
  14. Yet another aircond installation question.

    Yes the CU is just for this new build and will be grounded. The CU pic isn't too clear but of the 8 breakers on the right half I have 2x C16; 3x C20 and 3x C32 breakers. Would this be sufficient for two airconds and 2 hot showers?
  15. I am in the midst of adding a small (2-bdrm) out-building for myself with an extra guest room and have been shown these stuff by the 'builder'. Pls. view pics. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom and will be air-conditioned plus hot water shower. I have been told by the builder everything will be wired to the CU and all will be fine but I have my doubts. The bedrooms are tiny (approx 3m x 3m). Having gone through a few of the older threads I think I'll need 2X dedicated aircond breakers and 2X hot shower breaker. Please advise. Thank you.