Depreciate and appreciate

Investors who own income producing properties are eligible for significant taxation benefits. The Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax DepreciationBradley Beersays “research shows that 80 per cent of property investors are failing to take full advantage of property depreciation and are therefore missing out on thousands of dollars in their pockets.”

Depreciation is often missed because it is a non-cash deduction – an investor does not need to spend money to be able to claim it.

What is depreciation?

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a deduction. Depreciation can be obtained by any property owner who obtains income from their property.

Depreciation facts:

  • Investors can adjust previous year’s tax returns – claim missing deductions from the ATO
  • An investment property does not have to be new – older properties also have good depreciation potential.
  • By claiming property depreciation on an income producing building the client will pay less tax

Obtaining a depreciation schedule that maximises deductions may result in an investment property returning a positive income.

Quantity Surveyors are qualified under the tax legislation ruling TR97/25 to estimate construction costs for depreciation purposes and are one of select few professionals who specialise in providing depreciation schedules. Ensure a depreciation specialist like BMT Tax Depreciation is used to prepare a depreciation schedule.

The fee is 100  per cent tax deductible

BMT Tax Depreciation specialise in tax depreciation deductions for property investors
Australia-wide. To learn more about depreciation visit the BMT Tax Depreciation property investor’s page on their website here. For obligation free advice, speak with one of their expert staff on
1300 728 726.
Article provided by BMT Tax Depreciation.
Bradley Beer (B. Con. Mgt, AAIQS, MRICS, AVAA) is the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation.  
Please contact 1300 728 726 or visit for an Australia-wide service.