Do you have a Depreciation Schedule in place for your Investment Property?
Depreciation is the accounting method used for calculating the loss in value of a building over time. You can claim this loss in value as a tax deduction in your annual tax return. Having a Depreciation Schedule in place is an essential part of any Investment Property strategy.
Depreciation applies to
Doesn’t my accountant look after that?
Only a qualified Quantity Surveyor can prepare a Depreciation Schedule. An accountant can order one for you, however this may take longer and end up costing more than if you had one already prepared.
Will this just be a new fee that I have to pay year after year?
A Depreciation Schedule lasts for the life of the property (40 years). You only have to pay one initial tax-deductible fee for the schedule, and then it is yours to provide to your accountant throughout the life of your property.
I’ve owned my investment property for many years without a Depreciation Schedule in place, is it too late to benefit now?
Not at all! A Depreciation Schedule can be used to amend up to two previous tax returns to recoup missing deductions. Now is the best time to order your Schedule – if you pay before June 30, you can claim the fee as a deduction in your tax return this financial year.
My investment property is a small apartment, surely there won’t be much to deduct?
Owners of apartments are able to claim Depreciation on a portion of the strata common areas.
You can claim depreciation on:
Bricks & mortar
Carpets & flooring
Toilets & showers
Air conditioning & solar panels
Door handles & garbage bins
Pools & pergolas
Strata common areas
How does it work?
We conduct a thorough site inspection to assess the structure, fittings and furnishings at the property.
Our qualified quantity surveyors produce the schedule detailing your deductions for up to 40 years.
Your accountant applies these deductions to your annual tax return throughout the life of your property.
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What type of investor are you?
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