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  • January 16, 2019
  • Tax Depreciation

Frequently asked depreciation questions

What is depreciation? As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim a deduction relating to the building and fixtures it contains. Depreciation can be claimed by any owner of an income producing property. This deduction essentially reduces the investment property owner’s taxable income.

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  • November 16, 2018
  • Property Developer Podcast

Two New Property Developer Podcasts available

Check out two new property developer podcasts from Justin Ghede! 'How to build a multi-billion dollar property developing company (part 1)' and 'Generating and nurturing leads for off the plan sales'.

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  • November 15, 2018
  • Tax Depreciation

Commonly missed deductions

Depreciation is a complex area, so unless you’re a specialist Quantity Surveyor or a qualified Tax Accountant, it can be hard to wrap your head around it. As such, investors miss deductions all the time, meaning they could be losing out on thousands of dollars.

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  • September 18, 2018
  • Planning

New Commercial 3 Zone

It has long been a criticism that the Mixed Use Zone is actually a residential zone and, given ‘dwelling’ is an as-of-right use, there was limited ability to retain employment generating uses where the zone was applied (given the stronger market for residential development). It was for this reason many traditional inner-employment precincts, like Cremorne and parts of Fitzroy and Collingwood, were placed in the Commercial 2 Zone, where ‘dwelling’ is a prohibited use.

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