Do you own a residential or commercial investment property?
Posted: 04 May 2015
If so, are you claiming all the tax deductions that you are entitled to?
In a recent article (Issue 36, 2014) published by BMT Tax Quantity Surveyors and a recent release by the tax department, that2.5m property investors claimed deductions relating to their rental property in the 2011 – 2012 income year.
Of these, just over 1 million claimed an average capital works deduction of $2,029; whilst just over 1.7 million claimed an average deduction for plant and equipment of $1,139.
Based on their data from the BMT Tax depreciation schedules, the average claim in the first year is $10,100, and then $7,350 per year on average over the first 10 years of owning a property.
When we are preparing your tax returns and you have a rental property, we will be checking that you are firstly able to claim a capital works deduction (building) or plant and equipment depreciation (hot water system, carpets).
If nothing has been claimed previously in your returns, we will discuss your options.
|BMT deduction assessment|
|Purchase price||First year deductions||Five year cumulative||Average annual cash return*|
|Old unit (1970)||$450,000||$6,900||$28,980||$2,145|
|New 3 BR house||$600,000||$11,200||$48,160||$3,564|
|Old 3 BR house (1970)||$500,000||$6,000||$25,200||$1,865|
Significant deductions are usually available despite a property’s age.
*(First five years, calculated on a 37% tax rate).
The average annual cash return will vary depending on your tax rate in a particular year.
When we are preparing your tax returns and you have a rental property we will be checking that you are firstly able to claim a capital works deduction (building)or plant and equipment deprecation (hot water system, carpets), and if nothing has been claimed previously discussing your options.
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