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

Depreciation of renovations by previous owners

Many investors don't realise they can claim depreciation of structural (Division 43) renovations completed by previous owners.  When you purchase an investment property that is not brand new, any built improvements or additions completed on the[...]

September 06, 2016

Negatively geared doesn't have to mean cash-flow negative

Just because an investment property is negatively geared, it does not mean it cannot produce a positive cash flow.

August 11, 2016

Scrapping assets in your investment property

What many investors may not have considered when they are renovating their investment property is the value of the items they are throwing or giving away.

August 07, 2016

Improving cash flow from an investment property

Pick your favourite property expert and check out their advice regarding the benefits of claiming depreciation on their investment properties.  Whether your a Margaret Lomas or Michael Yardney fan from way back, or you prefer Cam McLellan, or[...]

August 02, 2016

Free estimate of depreciation deductions

Too often investors miss out on valuable deductions because they don't believe a depreciation schedule will be worthwhile for their property. 

Don't waste time assessing the feasibility of a depreciation schedule for an investment property -[...]

July 21, 2016

Your fit-out is your friend in leased premises

Are you running your business in leased premises?

July 21, 2016

Just bought an investment property? You can still make this financial year count!

Just bought an investment property? You can still make this financial year count!

June 16, 2016

Not all tax depreciation schedules are equal

Whilst the ATO prescribes standard rates for effective lives of construction and plant and equipment items, the varied methodologies used by depreciation service providers can result in thousands of dollars of difference in the final schedule[...]

June 05, 2016

Beware ATO property focus

Late last year the Australian Taxation Office announced its intention to obtain details of property transactions dating back to September 20, 1985.  Yes, you did read that correctly - the scope and amount of information they will be reviewing is[...]

March 23, 2016
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