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What deductions can you make from your investment property?

It’s tax time again and that means that it’s time to start thinking about your finances and what deductions you can make on your tax.

If you own an investment property then there are a number of tax deductions that can be made, and it’s very important that you claim on all of the deductions that are applicable to you so that you maximise the earnings from your investment property.

If you have incurred expenses over the last financial year from any of the following categories, then you may be able to claim these expenses back when you submit your tax:

  • Accounting Fees
  • Advertising
  • Agent Fees & Commissions
  • Bad Debts
  • Boarder’s Costs
  • Body Corporate Fees
  • Borrowing Expenses
  • Building & Structural Improvements
  • Cleaning
  • Commissions & Management Fees
  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Interest
  • Land Tax
  • Lease Incentives
  • Legal Fees not associated with eviction
  • Mortgage Insurance
  • Municipal Rates & Taxes
  • Office Supplies
  • Postage
  • Depreciation
  • Electricity & Connection Costs
  • Bank Charges
  • Gardening
  • Water
  • Repairs excluding initial repairs
  • Security
  • Solicitor Disbursements
  • Telephone
  • Travel

The above is a non-exhaustive list, but as you can see there are a number of items from which you can make tax deductions if you have an investment property.

Tax laws change every year though, so it’s important that you get the most up to date advice on your investment property, before submitting your tax. You can check www.ato.gov.au for more information, but it may also be a good idea to talk to a tax professional.