It's important to seek professional advice when lodging a tax return for one or more investment properties. The ATO is particularly concerned with the accuracy of tax returns lodged by investment property owners. As a result, they've made it known that more and more audits will be undertaken for tax returns that include investment properties.
When you have a tax accountant prepare your investment property tax return, you reduce your risk of audit. This is because we know what the ATO are focusing on when it comes to rental properties. We'll advise you on how to comply with the tax laws and stay out of the ATO's sights at tax time. And of course, we ensure that you claim all tax deductions that you're entitled to.
Property investment can offer many tax benefits and tax breaks, for example,
However, your decision to undertake property investing should be based on personal objectives and financial goals. Tax should only be one consideration.
As an investment property owner, it is important to be aware of the expenses that you can claim as an immediate deduction. Keep in mind that not all expenses incurred are immediate tax deductions. The tax law requires that certain investment property tax deductions are claimed over a number of years.
Contact our team for a copy of our Rental Property Tax Checklist to help you organise your investment property tax deductions.You can also read our guide to claiming investment property tax deductions and record keeping here.
As a property investor there will be a number of tax concepts and terminology specific to property investment that you want to familiarise yourself with:
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