Claiming Depreciation Can Transform Your Bottom Line

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IN MANY CASES, commercial properties are positively geared. And that means their rental returns are often higher than loan repayments and outgoings for the property.

What what you may not realise is that the income received from a positively geared property can have avoidable tax implications.

Claiming depreciation on a positively geared commercial property can help you substantially reduce your overall taxable income, and further improve your after-tax cash position.

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How Does Property Depreciation Fit into Your SMSF Startegy?

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Self Managed Super Funds and Property Depreciation (Part 2)

IN THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE, your SMSF owns a commercial warehouse purchased for $700,000 with a rental income of $1,200 per week … resulting in a total income of $62,400 per annum.

Expenses for the property such as interest, rates and management fees totalled $42,000. Therefore, the net earnings of this commercial property was $20,400.

Without claiming depreciation, your SMSF would have to pay 15% tax on the net earnings, which would result in a tax payment of $3,060. By claiming $14,500 in tax depreciation, the total earnings is reduced to $5,900 leaving the total tax payable of just $885. [Read more…]

Commercial Property and Your SMSF — Understand The True Benefits

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Self Managed Super Funds & Property Depreciation (Part 1).

FOR MANY AUSTRALIANS, superannuation is one of the most important investments they have to help them save for the future. 


Although most people may choose professionally managed super funds, an emerging trend has seen a growing number of people who elect to set up a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF).


A few Facts

According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO): In the four years leading up to the 30 June 2012, the SMSF sector grew by $109 billion or 33 per cent. In dollar terms, this represents the strongest growing super sector. The SMSF sector contributed the largest proportion of overall growth with 42 per cent of the total growth in super assets.
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Maximise Your Tax Benefits on Commercial Property

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WHEN INVESTORS purchase a Commercial property, they will often consider renovating the property after settlement. Especially, if it is an older property in need of a face-lift before tenanting.

By renovating your Commercial property, you can create additional equity and generate extra rent in the process. But the real benefit is that you can also claim thousands of dollars in depreciation deductions — whenever renovations are done to your property. [Read more…]

Commercial Property Owners Could Be Saving $’000s in Depreciation

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COMMERCIAL building owners still remain unaware of the full taxation benefits their property could generate. One of the most worthwhile (yet often missed) deductions available is building depreciation.

As a building gets older and items within it age, they depreciate in value. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recognises this and allows property investors to claim deductions relating to the wear and tear on buildings and the fixtures and fittings within.

Claiming depreciation is the key to increasing the cash flow you generate from your Commercial properties. [Read more…]

FAQs About Depreciation

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AS WE APPROACH the end of the financial year, many Commercial property owners often seem rather confused as to all the Depreciation deductions they might be entitled to.

To help you, here are the most commonly asked questions — purely to highlight just how depreciation can significantly bolster the overall cash return you can extract from your Commercial property.

1. What actually is Depreciation? [Read more…]

The Tax Man and You

TaxDepreciationBEING A COMMERCIAL property owner, the Australian tax system allows you to claim a deduction from your income.

And that relates to the wear and tear upon the structure of a commercial property, and the depreciation of the plant and equipment items it contains.

Depreciation is available to all property owners who generate an income from that property. But the secret is to make sure you maximise these deductions, to boost your bottom-line cash flow.

By maximizing your tax depreciation deductions every financial year can make a huge difference to the tax you pay. And it may even result in the ATO paying money back to you, at the end of the year.

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Are You Fully Claiming the Depreciation Available on Your Commercial Property?

Depreciation can provide you with substantial Tax BenefitsIN SIMPLE terms, your Depreciation falls under two separate (but related) categories:

  • Plant & Equipment items (Division 40)
  • Capital Works allowance (Division 43)

And not everyone is in a position to acquire a stand-alone property.

More often than not, you’ll be looking to purchase a “strata-title” Office or Warehouse — involving an Owners Corporation and some common-area property.

As such, you may not be aware of the full extent of what you are entitled to, by way of your Depreciation claims.

However, by having a tax depreciation schedule professionally prepared, you can significantly enhance the overall return on your investment. [Read more…]

12 Fundamentals You Need to Follow … When Buying Commercial Property

There are 12 Rules you need to follow to successAS YOU WILL appreciate, being able to sleep at night is one of the key objectives for any Commercial property investor.

And that’s what many property investors refer to as staying below your “Threshold of Insomnia”.

There can be several things that might cause you to lose sleep. One is over-borrowing; and the others are making a poor assessment of the market and the property itself. [Read more…]

Not all Repairs to Commercial Property are Automatically Deductible!

Claiming Repairs for Commercial property needs careful thought
Did you realise that some of the repairs you make to your Commercial property are NOT necessarily deductible against your rental income?

Often, it comes down to something as simple as timing. [Read more…]

Depreciation : 4 Myths Keeping You From
Maximising Your Secret Tax Advantage

Capture The Benefits

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Depreciation is probably the most under-used weapon to legitimately shelter a significant portion of your property income.

And as a Commercial Investor, you really do have an unfair advantage over somebody investing in only residential property.

Therefore, let’s now set about dispelling a few of the common Myths concerning Depreciation.
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