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7 Crazy Depreciation Facts

In 2017, the Australian Government significantly changed the way depreciation can be claimed on second-hand property… And if you ask me, the new legislation is sloppy, at best! In essence, you can no longer claim depreciation on “previously used” residential assets such as carpet, ovens, dishwashers, etc. You can learn more about the specific changes […]

How to calculate depreciation on your investment property

Step by Step Guide on how to calculate depreciation on your investment property. Before getting scared off by the following explanation, you need to know that a quantity surveyor can inspect your property and pre- pare a depreciation schedule for you. All you’ll need to do is hand it over to your accountant at tax […]

Depreciation Schedules – The New Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reflect on “industry norms” and the way they operate. We are no exception. At Washington Brown we believe in researching each property and advising clients on the best way to approach achieving the maximum depreciation in the most cost-effective way. Since the pandemic we have individually assessed […]

AIRBNB

By now you have probably heard that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is putting Airbnb owners ‘on notice.’ Airbnb has emailed owners warning them that their details have been shared with the ATO. I suspect that there might be a few ‘Nervous Nellies’ out there – those who haven’t declared the income they have been […]

How the depreciation changes affect buying brand new property versus second hand property.

The recent depreciation changes have the greatest impact on the types of property you may choose to invest in. Some people prefer to invest in brand-new properties, while others opt for older property that they can renovate and resell for profit. So, which is the better investment strategy? Let’s look at this in actual finite […]

What is a Depreciation Schedule?

Property depreciation is a legal tax deduction related to the ‘wear and tear’ of an investment property over time. A tax depreciation schedule outlines the deductions you may be entitled to claim each year of ownership on the Building Allowance (the structure itself including bricks, concrete, etc.) and, if eligible, on the Plant and Equipment […]

Building Allowance Maximiser

 Let’s talk about bricks and mortar. Or what the Government calls the Building Allowance. Whilst you can no longer claim depreciation on plant and equipment in second-hand investment properties, that’s the things like ovens, dishwasher etc. You can still claim the structure of the building, that’s the bricks, concrete, windows, tiling, etc. provided the […]

Five Secrets to Improving Investment Property Cashflow

Cashflow can become a major problem with yourproperty investment. For beginners, slow cashflow could prevent you from building your portfolio as quickly as you’d like. Happily, there are some tricks you can use to make improvements to your investment property cashflow. So, you’ve got what you think is a great investment property. You’ve followed all […]

The Five Things Your Tax Depreciation Schedule Must Contain

An investment property tax deductions calculator won’t always show you everything you can claim. Many leave out the assets that go into a typical depreciation schedule. Here are the things that your tax depreciation schedule must contain. When it comes to tax, there’s one question you must ask about your investment property: what can I […]

Things To Know Before Buying an Investment Property

Six Things To Know Before Buying an Investment Property: You may be thinking about buying an investment property. Australia has a strong property market, which attracts a lot of buyers. However, there are some property investment basics to keep in mind. The attractive Australian house market has many people investing in property. For beginners, this […]