Every property investor can benefit from learning more about depreciation and discovering the process involved in finding out what deductions are available to claim.

Here are some key points to be aware of:

  • The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows the owners of any income producing property to claim
    depreciation deductions due to the wear and tear of their property
  • Capital works deductions can be claimed on structural items such as bricks, mortar, walls, flooring and
    wiring
  • Plant and equipment depreciation deductions can be claimed for the mechanical and removable assets
    contained in the property such as carpets, hot water systems, ceiling fans, door closers and garbage
    bins*
  • On average, investors can claim between $5,000 and $10,000 in deductions in the first full financial
    year

To find out what depreciation is available for your property, speak with a specialist Quantity Surveyor such as
BMT Tax Depreciation who will arrange a tax depreciation schedule outlining the deductions available.


* Under new legislation outlined in the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 passed by Parliament on 15 th November 2017, investors who exchange contracts on a second-hand residential property after 7:30pm on 9th May 2017 will no longer be able to claim depreciation on previously used plant and equipment assets. Investors can claim deductions on plant and equipment assets they purchase and directly incur the expense for. Investors who purchased prior to this date and those who purchase a brand new property will still be able to claim depreciation as they were previously. To learn more visit www.bmtqs.com.au/budget-2017 or read BMT’s comprehensive White Paper document at www.bmtqs.com.au/2017-budget- whitepaper


Article Provided by BMT Tax Depreciation.


Bradley Beer (B. Con. Mgt, AAIQS, MRICS, AVAA) is the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation.
Please contact 1300 728 726 or visit www.bmtqs.com.au for an Australia-wide service.