A Quantity Surveyors Report (for depreciation purposes) is used by investors to claim maximum tax deductions for the depreciation of their investment property.

Within the property industry, a quantity surveyors report is also known as:

  • Capital Allowance and Tax Depreciation Schedule; or
  • Depreciation Schedule/Report.

Prepared by a quantity surveyor, the report clearly details the annual deductions available to an investor for the depreciation of their investment property.

Learn more about depreciation/tax depreciation


Looking to purchase a Quantity Surveyor Report?

If you are looking to purchase a Quantity Surveyors Report for your investment property, below is a useful checklist you can use to help ensure your report will be ATO compliant and maximise the deductions available to you.


Checklist for buying a Quantity Surveyor Report

  • Ensure your Quantity Surveyor is a registered Tax Agent - registered with the Taxation Practitioner Board of Australia;
  • Use a specialist provider - calculating and reporting Capital Allowances and Tax Depreciation is not a core business for many Quantity Surveyors. A specialist will be up-to-date with the most relevant legislation and have the most experience in interpreting legislation and tax rulings to maximise the claims for your particular scenario;
  • Ensure your report includes the following:
  • Deductions reported and forecasted for the full effective life of the property (40 years);
  • Both Division 43 and Division 40 assets inspected, assessed and reported;
  • Deductions calculated and reported using both Diminishing Value and Prime-Cost methods - so you can apply the most appropriate method to your scenario;
  • Calculations and reporting for scrapping/disposal of assets;
  • Pooling of low-cost and low-value assets each year;
  • Request a sample report and ensure your report is easy to read and understand - or your accountant may have to re-work the results at your cost!

A Capital Claims Tax Depreciation Report meets all of the above, plus, we offer a free desk-top feasibility assessment of your property first, so you can have a professional and reliable assessment performed up-front to ensure that our report will be worthwhile and valuable to you.

Click here to receive an obligation free quote.

To find out what deductions you might be entitled to for depreciating your investment property click here.


About Mark Wilkins

Mark is an expert quantity surveyor, business owner, public speaker and property developer. With 20+ years experience in the construction and quantity surveying industry Mark’s specialist expertise have been sought in consultant capacity by professional bodies such as the National Institute of Accountants and the National Tax and Accountants Association, and he has presented at various property and tax seminars and expos nationwide. Mark holds a Bachelor of Construction Management from the University of Newcastle, is an affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a Registered Tax Agent.

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