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Bradley joined BMT in 1998 and as such he has substantial knowledge about property investment supported by expertise in property depreciation and the construction industry. Bradley is a regular keynote speaker and presenter covering depreciation services on television, radio, at conferences and exhibitions Australia-wide. Visit www.bmtqs.com.au/


Can you claim previous renovations?
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Can you claim previous renovations?

One question often asked by investors who are considering purchasing an existing second-hand property is whether or not they can claim deductions for work that has been completed to the property by a previous owner. The rules have always been complicated for investors and for this reason it is best to consult with a specialist…

Treasury Laws Amendment Bill to impact property investors
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Treasury Laws Amendment Bill to impact property investors

Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 was introduced into parliament on the 7th of September 2017 and included legislation changes which will negatively affect residential property investors across Australia.  Announced in the 2017 Federal Budget, the amendment denies tax deductions for the decline in value of ‘previously used’ or ‘second hand depreciating assets’…

Missed deductions add up
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Missed deductions add up

Our system to maximise your claim Closed circuit television systems, garden watering systems, intercom systems and solar powered generating system assets are all assets which are often missed by property investors when claiming depreciation. These and other missed assets such as door closers, freestanding bathroom accessories, garbage bins, shower curtains and smoke alarms are part…

Create cash flow for your commercial property
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Create cash flow for your commercial property

Claiming depreciation is paramount for commercial property owners yet research suggests around 80 per cent of owners fail to maximise the deductions available and therefore miss out on thousands of dollars.  A depreciation claim can help owners of commercial properties who are experiencing a negative cash flow to turn this into a positive cash flow…

When is a repair an improvement?
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When is a repair an improvement?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of warnings recently indicating that rental property owners should be careful when claiming deductions. Common errors made by rental property owners highlighted by the ATO include claiming rental deductions for properties not genuinely available for rent, incorrectly claiming deductions for properties only available for rent for…

There’s a way Australians of all ages can benefit
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There’s a way Australians of all ages can benefit

Rentvesting offers an alternative way to enter the property market Recent research has revealed a surprising rise in the number of generation Y investors who own investment properties.   The latest ING Direct Financial Wellbeing Index revealed 22 per cent of eighteen to thirty four year olds (generation Y investors) own at least one investment…

Understand the difference between repairs, maintenance & capital improvements
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Understand the difference between repairs, maintenance & capital improvements

Property investors often worry about ongoing repairs and maintenance costs however these concerns can often be reduced by claiming back these costs when completing a tax return. Before claiming deductions, it is necessary for investors to understand the difference between claiming repairs and maintenance vs. capital improvements. Repairs The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) defines repairs…

They’re your biggest asset
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They’re your biggest asset

Property items that increase tax deductions. Whether you’re on the hunt for your first investment property, you’re a Mum and Dad investor who owns just one rental property or you have a large property portfolio, it’s worth paying attention to the assets contained inside and outside a building.   Each of the assets you see…