Author: BMT Tax Depreciation

Investors who are looking to purchase a new property often look at buying off-the plan. Buying off-the-plan essentially means you are entering into a contract to purchase a property prior to, or during the construction phase of a property or a development. One big benefit of purchasing...

Improve yields, boost deductions and help your tenants save A principle concern of many Australian households in recent years has been rising electricity prices. A preliminary report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suggests that the increase in prices over the past decade is putting...

Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are areas the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns. For this reason it is important that investors understand the difference. Repairs are considered work completed to fix damage or deterioration of a property, for example replacing...

New legislation, new opportunities for investors Changes announced as part of the 9th of May 2017 federal budget have now been legislated after being passed by the Senate on the 15th of November 2017. For many property investors the new rules, outlined in Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing...

Owners of commercial properties are often unaware of the depreciation deductions they’re entitled to. To help commercial property investors to understand how depreciation can assist them to maximise their cash return, below are some of the most common questions the experts at BMT Tax Depreciation are...

There are two methods for calculating depreciation on the plant and equipment assets associated with an investment property: the prime cost and diminishing value methods. Each will result in a different outcome, so how should an investor work out which method best suits them? In this...

Are you an investor who’s heard about the benefits of depreciation and have decided to start claiming? That’s great news for your investment. Claiming depreciation will help you maximise the cash return from your investment property. As a non-cash deduction, depreciation is a quick win for investors...

An increasing number of Australian home owners are becoming property investors. In some scenarios, it is by turning their primary place of residence into an income producing investment property. There are several reasons why a home owner may turn their primary place of residence into an...

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