Rental & Investment Properties

 
 
 
 
Gary Wilkins & Associates provides expert tax advice for all your rental and investment properties. We can explain negative and positive gearing and show you how those investment property purchases will impact your individual tax return.

We can advise you how to lodge a variation with the ATO so you can reduce the amount of tax you pay to your employer for personal income tax to offset negative gearing.

We can also discuss with you what happens when you live in a property which then becomes an investment and how that will impact your financial return. And how to put a property in your name, a partner’s name or a trust fund, along with the benefits of each.

All these situations effect your taxes differently, which is why you need clear advice and guidance from professionals.

Let’s take a look at the tax advantages of having an investment property.
 
 
 
Investment Discussion — Accounting Service in Woree, QLD
 
 
 
 
 
 

Depreciation

 
Lowering the property value can be a tax advantage and may be enough to turn a negatively geared property into a positively geared one once you receive your tax refund.
 

Capital Gains

 
The capital gains tax exemptions typically only refer to your principal home but that’s not always the case. This can’t be applied to more than one property at a time. When it comes time to sell the property, you be exempt from capital gains tax.

Essentially, if you have made money from your principal place of residence such as renting out a room or running a profitable business from it, you may not be eligible for a full CGT exemption. However, if you do rent out a room or run a business, you may be able to claim some tax deductions.
 

Negative Gearing

 
Any money lost on the investment property can be claimed against tax paid on your other investments. Incurring a loss from investing money that has been borrowed can be claimed as a tax deduction.
 
 
 

Interest on Mortgage

 
Interest can be claimed on a home loan if the property is used to earn a rental income. It’s a cost incurred while earning a profit on the property, which makes it tax-deductible. Having an interest-only loan is not necessarily the best way to maximise tax deductions though. Any excess cash flow coming from your property should pay down your non-tax-deductible debt first to help you become free from the debt faster.
 

Equity Loan Withdrawals

 
There’s no tax paid on money withdrawn from an equity loan. If the property rises in value or you have paid a substantial amount down, increasing your equity, it’s possible to access some of the money through borrowing on that equity.

There are many rules and regulations regarding rental and investment properties and it’s best to talk to a qualified professional to ensure you are receiving the best advice available. Our specialists can arrange an in depth consultation with you to discuss your particular financial situation and your goals for investing in property.

Make an appointment today with one of our team.