Ensure To Claim Depreciation Deductions For Your Investment Property

Ensure To Claim Depreciation Deductions For Your Investment Property

For most investors, choosing the right property is a big decision. There are many factors a potential investor will think about prior to making a purchase. Astute investors will consider the potential rental returns, the property’s location in proximity to local services, employment drivers and the likelihood of capital growth in the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, one thing many investors still forget during the process of purchasing an investment property, is finding out how much depreciation they will they be able to claim.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation, Bradley Beer, 80% of investors fail to maximise the deductions available from property depreciation. Property depreciation can be worth thousands of dollars in additional cash flow for the owner of the property, so it is very important to ensure no deductions are missed.

Investors who purchase both new and older properties can take advantage of depreciation. In most cases newer properties will incur a greater deduction, as the investors will be able to claim the cost of the building structure for the entire forty years of its depreciable life. Depreciation deductions for plant and equipment assets are not dependent on the properties age, so every investor can benefit.

Before purchasing any investment property, it is always advisable to contact a specialist Quantity Surveyor such as BMT Tax Depreciation. They can provide an estimate of the likely deductions available on a perspective purchase, saving you thousands in the long run.

Investors can estimate the likely deductions using the BMT Tax Depreciation Calculator online or via the free app which can be downloaded for iPhone or Android phones.



Brad has over 15 years experience in the property depreciation, building and construction industry and became the Director of BMT in 2002. As a result he has substantial knowledge and specialist experience in property tax depreciation and construction cost consulting. Brad is actively involved in educating property investors about the importance of tax depreciation and is regularly featured on the Sky News Business Channel.