Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

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 […]

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 […]

The CGT Saver Report

    Let me introduce you to our new product, the CGT Saver™ Report – A report specifically created to prevent our clients from paying too much in Capital Gains Tax. Although you can no longer claim depreciation on second-hand Plant & Equipment Items (ovens, dishwashers, etc.), with Washington Brown’s CGT Saver™, you can claim […]

Budget Changes to Depreciation

The 6 must-know takeaways from these budget changes: For residential property, you will only be able to claim depreciation on plant and equipment items (ovens, dishwashers etc.) when you buy a brand new property.  You will still be able to claim the building allowance (bricks, concrete etc.) on any residential property built after 1987. If […]

Budget Depreciation Changes

Peter: The attendance tonight is mind blowing. In the world of depreciation, this is very much the equivalent of playing to a packed stadium. So thank you all for your interest. Tyron Hyde: Peter, I’ve never been more popular. Peter: Yeah, well. That’s right. In the quantity surveying world, this is as good as it […]

The Depreciation Party Is Over

The depreciation party is over… Well, kind of! In an attempt to “reduce pressure on housing affordability” the Government has announced dramatic changes to the way depreciation is claimed on property. Let’s start with the good news: 1.  Any existing investment properties purchased (contract exchange date) prior to May 9 2017 are not affected (unless they […]

Depreciation Old Investment Property

I often get asked, “Can I claim depreciation on my very old investment property?” The simple answer is yes, but this is where a lot of investors make a mistake. There are two components to a depreciation schedule Quantity Surveyors prepare on your investment property. The Building Allowance The first component involves claiming what’s called […]

What a load of Scrap!

Whenever I am delivering a presentation or conducting a webinar, I always make sure to leave time for a 30 min Q&A session at the end. In most Q&A sessions, the topic that by-far receives the most queries has to do with the concept of “scrapping” in relation to property tax depreciation. Claiming the Residual […]

Increase Cash Flow with these Depreciation Tips

Claiming depreciation is one of the most important steps in an investor’s journey. Here’s my Top 5 Tax Depreciation tips to maximise the return on your investment property. Number 1: Use an Experienced Quantity Surveyor You’ve just paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for a property. Do you really want to risk missing out on […]

Time for That Spring Renovation

Don’t Forget Depreciation on Your Spring Renovation I don’t know about you, but every time I see that sun coming towards spring– I start thinking “What can I fix up around the house… or who can I get to do it!” But before your excitement gets you too caught up in painting your cupboard a […]