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

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

Bought an investment property late in last financial year? Make it count, claim your deductions!

It doesn’t matter how recently you bought your rental property – even if it was just a couple of weeks out from the end of the financial year – it’s always worth getting a depreciation schedule done sooner rather than later.

June 07, 2018

Changes announced in budget have made little impact on depreciation claims

After much initial angst back in May, we have seen little difference in investor demand for depreciation schedules, with schedules requested from Capital Claims Tax Depreciation to be greater over the May - September period than compared with the[...]

November 01, 2017

6 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 $6,000 and $12,000 in the first full year for standard residential properties, tax[...]

September 26, 2017

Changes to Residential Plant and Equipment Depreciation Following 2017 Budget

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Recap of the changes

In the Budget announcement of May 9, 2017 the Government stated their intention to limit the deductions claimable by investors for the depreciation of their Plant and Equipment assets in residential[...]

August 08, 2017

What is a rental property depreciation schedule?

A Tax Depreciation Schedule (also known as a Capital Allowance and Tax Depreciation Schedule or Quantity Surveyors Report, or Rental Property Depreciation Report) is a document, typically prepared by a professional Quantity Surveyor, that clearly[...]

May 30, 2017

How is depreciation applied following natural disasters?

Every year, thousands of properties are affected by events such as natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances. In these situations, property investors often find themselves in the stressful situation of having to replace many assets and[...]

May 02, 2017
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