Budget 2017 and depreciation deductions for property investors

We were anticipating a show of commitment to address housing affordability in Tuesday night's budget, however it would be fair to say we were taken by surprise at the stated intention to specifically "limit plant and equipment depreciation[...]

May 11, 2017

5 quick ways to improve cash flow on your investment property

Looking for ways to quickly improve the cash flow of your investment property?   Here are 5 suggestions you can consider:

March 03, 2017

New assets at your investment property? Update your tax depreciation schedule now for free.

If you’ve replaced or added assets to your investment property, it’s important to upgrade your tax depreciation schedule so you can claim on the new items from the time you install them.

February 24, 2017

What is a quantity surveyors report?

A Quantity Surveyors Report (also known as a Capital Allowance and Tax Depreciation Schedule or Depreciation Schedule/Report) is a document, typically prepared by a professional Quantity Surveyor, that clearly reports in detail the deductions[...]

December 19, 2016

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[...]

October 15, 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

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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