Mark Wilkins

Recent Posts

Depreciation for commercial properties

Many businesses, small and large, are in the process of finalising their business and individual financials for lodgement with the ATO over the next few months.

February 05, 2019

Instant asset write off extended and increased

Despite 12 months of campaigning by Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the government has not given Australia in to pressure to make permanent the instant asset write off scheme for small[...]

February 04, 2019

Property Investor Community is Switched On

We have written previously (and endlessly) about “The Budget Announcement that was made in May 2017, and how some in our industry perceived it to be “doom and gloom”. We didn’t agree with that line of thought and believed it was a matter of time[...]

October 26, 2018

What tax depreciation deductions can I claim from my brand-new investment property?

If you have purchased or want to purchase a brand-new house or unit, there are great tax depreciation deductions claimable to you!

October 25, 2018

Repairs, Maintenance vs Capital Improvements

Investors often confuse repairs and maintenance and capital improvements. Both are legitimate tax deductions, but they are treated differently when recording your deductions for tax purposes each year.

October 24, 2018

Home becomes rental property

If you moved out of your home this year and continue to hold it as a rental, it’s no longer your Principal Place of Residence (PPOR) and it is producing an income for you. As such, you are eligible to start claiming all the deductions an[...]

October 23, 2018

I purchased a second-hand property, what can I claim?

With residential depreciation legislation changing in May last year, there has been some confusion amongst property investors and industry professionals and many have been wondering if second-hand properties can still claim tax depreciation.

August 08, 2018

How to use tax depreciation to help your cash flow

As a property investor are you expecting a tax refund due to a negatively geared investment property? Did you know you can access that refund in advance, or in real time during the financial year to improve your cash flow each month?

July 19, 2018

Can my accountant do the tax depreciation report for my rental?

Accountants are not qualified to estimate construction costs, which includes more than just materials & construction labour. For example, accountants are not qualified to estimate construction works & associated costs of previous works over the[...]

June 20, 2018

4 Facts Every Property Investor Should Know About Claiming Depreciation on Their Rental Property

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Fact 1.  Depreciation is typically one of the largest deductions available to property investors

Averaging between $2,500 - $5,000 for an existing house and $10,000 - $13,000 for a brand new[...]

June 14, 2018
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