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Claiming property depreciation   

80% of commercial and residential property investors miss out on the tax deductions available through property depreciation.

As a building gets older, the structure and the items contained within the property will gradually wear and tear. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim this wear and tear as a depreciation deduction.

Considered a non-cash deduction, investors do not need to spend any money to be eligible to claim depreciation. The cost of obtaining a depreciation schedule which outlines deductions available is also 100% tax deductible.

The deductions claimed from depreciation can make a substantial difference to a property investor's cash flow. To find out an estimate of the likely deductions which can be claimed from any investment property, click the link below.

To make a depreciation claim, investors should arrange a tax depreciation schedule by enlisting a Quantity Surveyor that specialises in tax depreciation. Quantity Surveyors are one of a few professions recognised by the ATO with the knowledge necessary to calculate construction costs for depreciation purposes.

To ensure that Balanced Business Accounting clients receive the maximum property depreciation deductions and therefore the best possible return on their investment, we have formed a relationship with BMT Tax Depreciation, Australia's leading depreciation experts. On average, a BMT Tax Depreciation Schedule will find between $5,000 and $10,000 in depreciation deductions within the first financial year alone.

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If you are interested in learning more about property depreciation and the deductions which are available, you can view a range of educational resources on BMT Tax Depreciation's website by selecting from the links below:


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