highlighted what you can claim on an investment property – but what about the
costs that are not tax-deductible?
to the ATO, some of the property costs you can’t claim at tax time include the
Stamp duty is charged by your state or territory government when you purchase
the property – this is a capital expense.
Legal expenses, including solicitors' and conveyancers' fees for the purchase of the
property – again, this is a capital expense.
Renovation expenses. Repairs are allowable deductions, while renovations are capital
expenses. Think of it this way: repairing one broken kitchen cabinet is
tax-deductible. Replacing all of the kitchen cabinets with new ones is not.
Borrowing expenses on any part of the loan you use for private purposes. For
instance, if you refinance your investment property loan and use $20k of your
equity to renovate your own personal kitchen, the interest on that loan is not
tax-deductible. This can be really tricky to manage and track, so it’s a good
idea to keep your private and investment-related loans separate wherever
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Tuesday, 28 June 2022