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The Year 2020

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 […]

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Real Estate During The Pandemic: Is It All Doom & Gloom?

Having caught up recently to co-present on a Depreciation-centric webinar in the lead up to the End of Financial year, Peter Foldes from Washington Brown was able to chat to leading property analytics researcher Terry Ryder (Owner and Creator of Hotspotting) regarding the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Real Estate around Australia. Terry, mainstream […]

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Land Tax or Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty or Land Tax?

Should stamp duty be abolished? THE POTENTIAL abolition of stamp duty in Australia has been proposed and discussed for at least a decade, but recently there have been fresh calls from many corners to do away with the property tax. Economists in particular – starting with Ken Henry way back when he authored and delivered […]

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Landlords Duty of Care

Could landlords potentially be at risk if they allow inspections of their property during the current pandemic? I believe so. Which is why Our Plan to Help Property Investors utilises decades of data Washington Brown has collected from properties around Australia to continue preparing depreciation schedules. It is aimed to protect our inspectors, your tenants […]

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Colourful paints

7 things to do around your home while in isolation

IF THERE is one thing the majority of us have at the moment, it’s time. And since we can’t go anywhere many are putting it to good use by getting things done around home – things we have been putting off for a long time because we’re usually too busy. Surely you’ve all seen the […]

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Our Plan To Help Property Investors Save Money – Maximum Deductions Still Guaranteed

These are extraordinary times for us all. The COVID 19 pandemic is impacting the health of our loved ones, the way we live our lives and the businesses we rely on daily. And here at Washington Brown we are determined to do our bit to help. Commitment to our clients Supporting Australia’s property investors is […]

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Case Study – UK Townhouse (Built After 1987 – Lived in until 2019)

Client Name and Unit Number have been altered for privacy.   Matt came to Washington Brown looking to maximise his tax depreciation deductions. Having recently moved to Australia from the UK, Matt rented out the family home in England when they left. The house was originally built in 2005 and was purchased for £400,000 in […]

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Stimulus Package nothing to sneeze at

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, and to keep businesses in business in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Government has outlined an increase of $700M to the instant asset write off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000, and has also expanded eligibility to businesses with […]

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