Rental Property Depreciation Articles:

Repairs And Maintenance On Rental Properties

Deductible tax for repairs and maintenance; Good news! All those pesky repairs and maintenance that need to be made on your rental property are probably deductible in your tax return. For this to be the case, the repairs and maintenance must be directly on the wear and tear of the property or other damage that only […]

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What If My SMSF Owns The Property ?

Should I be taking control of my depreciation report or should I leave it to my SMSF? Your depreciation report will vary, depending on the entity that owns the investment property. The self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) sector in Australia has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. This is not a surprise, given the […]

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Brand-New Versus Almost-New Properties

Some residential property investors prefer to invest in brand-new properties. While others opt for older ones that they can renovate and re-sell for profit. So, which is the better investment strategy? Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of buying brand-new and almost-new properties. Depending on your investment strategy, you may pick […]

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Low Priced Property, High Depreciation Ratio

 Did you know? Did you know that lower-priced property often has a higher depreciation ratio in relation to the purchase price? During one of my recent media interviews, a journalist asked me to explain my comments on this issue. Most of us know that higher-priced property tends to rent on a yield far less than […]

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Three Most Commonly Missed Items Property Investors Can Claim

Claiming depreciation on residential property is one of the most important steps in an investor’s journey. But those new to property investing often overlook some important key items of depreciation. The three most commonly missed items property investors can claim are: • Design and professional fees • Council costs • Builder’s profit Most people know […]

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Claiming Your Deductions For Your Investment Property

CLAIMING YOUR DEPRECIATION DEDUCTIONS MONTHLY You don’t have to wait until the end of the financial year to claim these deductions. Astute investors can request that their accountant lodge an Income Tax Withholding Variation (ITWV) form. On this form you can estimate your annual depreciation allowance. You can also offset this against your monthly tax, […]

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Differences Between Commercial And Residential Property Depreciation

If you own your own business, are you currently leasing commercial space but thinking of buying your own premises? Or are you considering investing in your next property but can’t decide between a commercial or residential investment? Commercial property has fared far worse than residential property in the years since the GFC and beyond. The […]

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Holiday Home Tax Deductions

Attention! If you have a holiday investment home, you will be interested in this. To get you up to scratch on the current tax situation, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun increasing its focus on ‘holiday home’ investors. Why the sudden shift in focus? This alteration in tactics is due to the ATO growing concerns with landlords and the […]

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Depreciation Schedule Costs

Gaining The Benefits Of Depreciation First Hand

After more than 20 years in Sydney’s North Shore, Washington Brown decided it was time for the head office to move to the big smoke. So we bought office space in one of the busiest streets in the Central Business District (CBD). The place was ugly. It was rundown and in desperate need of some […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Rental Property Tax Deductions

All property investors must consider tax deductions. Australia has clear rules in place. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) outlines the basics, but here’s what you really need to know. There’s one key question to ask yourself when you buy an investment property. What can I claim? It’s a simple question, but one that doesn’t have […]

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