How we maximise your depreciation deduction

  • Taking full advantage of the highest depreciation rates available and Low Value Pooling enabling assets to be fully depreciated in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Providing a Schedule that lasts the life of the property (40 years)
  • Drawing upon our extensive experience and industry knowledge 
  • Accessing our enormous database of historical information on construction costs
  • Combining all of the above with the fastest turnaround times

The Director of this firm is an Associate member of The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
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TAX DEPRECIATION AND CAPITAL ALLOWANCES

Progressively during the 1980s the Australian Government introduced legislation enabling investment property owners to claim tax deductions for Tax Depreciation and Capital Allowances against their income producing properties.

Deductions for Tax Depreciation and Capital Allowances are divided into two categories; building depreciation and plant and equipment (asset) depreciation.

Building depreciation is a flat 2.5% deduction per annum of the original construction cost of the property for each year of ownership. This percentage can rise to 4% per annum depending on the type of property and when it was built.

Plant and equipment (asset) depreciation covers items such as carpets, blinds, curtains, appliances, hot water systems, etc which attract higher rates of depreciation. Note, Legislative changes introduced on 9 May 2017 limited plant and equipment depreciation to the investor who first acquired the plant and equipment.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) acknowledges that the estimation of the original construction cost, that forms the basis of a Tax Depreciation and Capital Allowances Schedule, requires an “appropriately qualified” professional educated and experienced in the skill of construction cost estimating.

The ATO Legislation recognizes that Quantity Surveyors are appropriately qualified professionals. It is important to note that ATO Legislation also notes that property valuers, real estate agents and accountants “generally have neither the relevant qualifications nor the experience to make such an estimate.”

Redline Quantity Surveyors are specialists in Tax Depreciation and Capital Allowances. We will research your property, record all the depreciable assets contained therein, prepare an estimate of the original construction cost and present all this in a fully legible and easy to understand Schedule outlining all your depreciation entitlements.

To view a quick presentation on Tax Depreciation and Capital Allowances, please click here

 

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Housing Tax Integrity – Limiting Depreciation Deductions – Exposure Draft Released16 Jul 2017 2:24 PMHousing Tax Integrity – Limiting Depreciation Deductions – Exposure Draft ReleasedThe Australian Government has released Exposure Draft Legislation formalising the proposed changes introduced in the 2017 Budget.More...Simon HanauRedline Quantity Surveyors Pty Ltd
2017 Budget Comment – Confusion Still Reigns10 Jul 2017 12:00 AM2017 Budget Comment – Confusion Still ReignsFrustratingly, there's still no word from the Government/ATO in relation to the proposed Budget changes to plant and equipment depreciation for residential investment properties. In the meantime, confusion still reigns in property investment circles as investors get caught up in other people's agendas.More...Simon HanauRedline Quantity Surveyors Pty Ltd

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How we maximise your depreciation deduction

  • Taking full advantage of the highest depreciation rates available and Low Value Pooling enabling assets to be fully depreciated in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Providing a Schedule that lasts the life of the property (40 years)
  • Drawing upon our extensive experience and industry knowledge 
  • Accessing our enormous database of historical information on construction costs
  • Combining all of the above with the fastest turnaround times

The Director of this firm is an Associate member of The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
View Website

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