2022 Tax Tips For Property Investors

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Income to Declare

All income earned from each property must be declared. If you have multiple properties, keep the records for each property separate to make the tax return more efficient.

  • Rent received, whether paid directly to you or through an agent or through an online management platform. Rent includes recurring regular amounts as well as any lump sum amounts paid in advance.
  • Rental bonds returned, for example if the tenant caused damage or defaulted on rent payment.
  • Insurance payouts received as compensation.
  • Expenses reimbursed by the tenant, for example if they have caused damage and you have paid for the cost of fixing the damages.
  • Extra fees received, for example letting or booking fees.
  • Government rebates, for example for installation of solar utilities.

Tax Deductions

Deductible expenses for property are different for residential and commercial properties. Not all expenses related to owning a property are allowed as deductions, so it’s important to check what you can claim.

Expenses You May be Able to Claim This Year

  • Advertising for tenants
  • Body corporate fees
  • Council rates
  • Water supply charges
  • Land tax
  • Cleaning, gardening, pest control and property maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Agent fees
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Some legal expenses
  • Interest expense on loan

Other Expenses

There are some expenses which need to be claimed over a longer period such as several years. These can include borrowing expenses, capital expenditure, depreciation, initial repairs and capital works.

Get Help to Simplify Your Property Records

Tax matters for property investors can be complex. The ATO keeps a close eye on tax returns that involve property investment, as it’s easy to make mistakes. There are other matters to consider such as the period of rental availability, private use of the property, capital gains tax, legal contracts and positive or negative gearing. This year for many owners there will be insurance claims because of floods.

We’d love to help ensure you are claiming the right deductions to make the most out of your investment property this year and beyond. You can contact us now for your 2022 tax return on 03 7022 6838 or via our booking page

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